Jazz with Bob Perkins

Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 pm; Sunday 9 am to 1 pm

Lovingly known as “BP with the GM” (Bob Perkins with the Good Music), BP brings you that good music just in time for dinner during your work week, and keeps your Sunday brunch swinging. His selections are like a familiar hug from Jazz Land featuring your favorite standards and vocalists such as Sarah, Ella, and Nat, some Big Band legends including the Duke and the Count, and the giants of the instrumentals like Lee Morgan, Hank Crawford, Miles, and Coltrane. Take a listen to "Ol' BP" as he calls himself...you'll be back again and again.

Take a look at this photo album of Mr. Perkins through the years.

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Playlist

March 03, 2013

9:00 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Antoine Silvereman
Album : Blue Moods
Label : Hillsboro
9:06 AM
Day Dream
Artist : Onaje Allan Gumbs
Album : Return To Form
Label : Half Note
9:15 AM
Do Nothng Till You Hear From Me
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Very Bet Of The Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
9:23 AM
Without A Song
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Never Let Me Go
Label : Blue Note
9:29 AM
Lotus Blossom
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out Of This World
Label : Going For Spins
9:35 AM
A Time For Love
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : Listen Here
Label : Open Art
9:41 AM
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : In A Minor Groove
Label : Prestige
9:46 AM
Quintessence
Artist : Phil Woods
Album : This Is How I Feel About Quincy
Label : Jazzed Media
9:51 AM
It Could Happen To You
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Relaxing With The Miles Dasvis Quintet
Label : Prestige
10:02 AM
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Artist : Max Roach
Album : Jazz In Three Quarter Time
Label : Emarcy
10:09 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Miss Justine
Album : The Many Moods Of Miss Justine
Label : Dreambox
10:15 AM
I Remember Clifford
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Ray Brown-Milt Jackson
Album : Very Tall Band
Label : Telarc
10:23 AM
As Long As There’s Music
Artist : JohnnySmith
Album : The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar
Label : Roulette
10:29 AM
When You Walked In The Room
Artist : Arthur Prysock
Album : Jazz Round Midnight
Label : Verve
10:32 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Steve Rudolph-Ali Ryerson
Album : Soul Quest
Label : PA.CT
10:42 AM
A Train
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Classic Jazz
Label : Time-Life
10:46 AM
I’ ll Get By
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : Best Of Coleman Hawkins
Label : Prestige
10:54 AM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : soular Energy
Label : Concord
11:03 AM
Enchantment
Artist : Larry Vuckavitch
Album : Somethng Special
Label : Tetrachord
11:10 AM
Summertime
Artist : Ernestine Anderson
Album : Ballad Essentials
Label : Concord
11:15 AM
Loolipops And Roses
Artist : John Swana
Album : Philly-New York Junction
Label : Criss Cross
11:24 AM
Laura
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Fourmost Return
Label : Milestone
11:37 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Billy Eckstine
Album : All Of My Life
Label : Jasmine
11:40 AM
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Artist : Plas Johnson-Red Holloway
Album : Keep the Groove Going
Label : Milestone
11:47 AM
Just One Of Those Things
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : Best of Art Tatum Pablo Group Sessions
Label : Pablo
11:55 AM
I’m Glad There Is You
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : Sketches On Standards
Label : cAPITOPL
12:01 AM
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Work Done
Label : High Note
12:06 AM
In A Mellow Tone
Artist : Cat Conner
Album : Car Tales
Label : Cat Connor
12:21 AM
Summer Samba
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : The Lamp Is Low
Label : Four Star
12:29 AM
Exodus
Artist : Eddie Harris
Album : EddieHarris Anthology
Label : Atlantic
12:35 AM
Mixed Emotions
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Ultimate Dinah Washington
Label : Verve
12:41 AM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Out Of Nowhere
Label : Pacific Jazz
12:47 AM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Ballads
Label : Roulette
12:50 AM
Green Dolphjin Street
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark
Label : Blue Note
12:57 AM
Contrasts
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Complete Reprise Studio Sessions
Label : Mosaic

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A Bob Perkins Special!
5:46 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

Some More of BP’s Favorite Things on New Year's Eve

Join Bob Perkins from 6 to 9 pm as he brings you more of his jazz favorites...but without the seasonal flair. BP will kick off your New Year's Eve festivities with the music he enjoys the most, and the reasoning behind his fascination with certain artists and tunes. Whether he interviewed the artist, emceed a show, or shared a phone call with someone connected to the music, you can hear the story of why BP’s list looks and sounds the way that it does.


Celebrate the New Year by embracing stories from the past, and of course, by listening to the GM! 

The Dave Brubeck Legacy
8:14 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Bob Perkins on Dave Brubeck: The Interview

Bob Perkins recommends...Jazz Red Hot and Cool

Continuing our appreciation of Dave Brubeck, WRTI's own jazz legend Bob Perkins sits down with Kile Smith for a wide-ranging interview about the man, his music, and his legacy. "As Louis Armstrong would say, he was a cat..."

A Sad Day In Jazz
6:43 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

A Dave Brubeck Memorial By Bob Perkins

Dave Brubeck and Bob Perkins in 1983 - backstage at the Academy of Music where BP was the emcee for a jazz concert featuring Brubeck and his sons performing with the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Bob Perkins looks back on the life and career of Dave Brubeck.

WRTI mourns the loss of iconic jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died on December 5th at age 91 - one day shy of his 92nd birthday. Watch this "Take Five" video from 1966 and remember a legend:

WRTI Spotlight
11:45 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Vocalist Mary Ellen Desmond Sings on BP's Show

Join me on Sunday, November 4th at 1 pm for a special twist to the afternoon program.  Vocalist Mary Ellen Desmond will be singing some jazz favorites recorded live, here at the WRTI performance studio.  You'll hear three different pianists accompanying her during this session: Lucas Brown, Bill Schilling and Tom Lawton.  Don't miss it!
 

CD Selections
5:56 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Bob Perkins Recommends...Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes

Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie have been credited with changing the face of jazz in the mid 1940s. They kicked it up a notch, and ushered in an era known as "modern jazz" - which some dubbed "bebop."


Amazingly, Parker was only widely known for about a decade before he died in 1955 at the age of 34. He accomplished great fame while living a self-destructive lifestyle, which included frequent use of controlled substances and consumption of hard liquor. But despite living on the edge, his genius shined through.

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CD Selections
12:06 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Bob Perkins Recommends: Joe Pass & J.J. Johnson, We’ll Be Together Again

Joe Pass & J.J. Johnson: We’ll Be Together Again

If you’re a lover of great jazz, then you know the real joy in taking time to relax and listen to a recording by a gifted performer.

But even better than that... how about listening to two gifted performers on the same recording date? Your finely-tuned ears will be in for a treat, should you choose to add the Joe Pass / J.J. Johnson CD We’ll Be Together Again to your music library.

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Music Features
7:39 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Who Is She? Just One Of The Most Popular Songs Ever

Astrud Gilberto performs "The Girl From Ipanema." Gilberto, the wife of Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto, had never sung professionally before recording the song.
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Originally published on Sun July 8, 2012 5:57 pm

Amy Winehouse. Ella Fitzgerald. Sammy Davis Jr. The Yale Whiffenpoofs. Mike Tyson.

All of these artists — and non-artists — are members of a big club. They're among many who've crooned the second-most recorded pop song ever, according to a count by Performing Songwriter magazine.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:32 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Live Broadcast from Sunset Jazz Series with BP: June 25th at 6 pm

Bob Perkins, "BP with the GM"

Join us from 6 to 9 pm on Monday, June 25th as WRTI's Bob Perkins crosses the Delaware to bring you his program live from the Sunset Jazz Series at Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ

Jazz
11:58 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Bob Perkins Recommends...THE TONY BENNETT-BILL EVANS ALBUM

What would happen if an inventive jazz record label decided to blend a great singer of standard-pop ballads with an outstanding jazz pianist? The two artists would be on their own--no other musicians--just the two of them, performing a number of time-honored classics.

Well, there was such an occurrence in June of 1975, at the Fantasy Recording Studios in Berkeley, California, when and where Tony Bennett and Bill Evans were recorded. A better result could not have been imagined.

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Kudos to BP
7:56 am
Sun April 15, 2012

Bob Perkins Does It Again!

Our "BP with the GM" will be honored with a Jazz Master Award by the Somers Point Jazz Society on Sunday, April 22nd. Take a drive down the shore and join the festivities - everyone's welcome! The award ceremony starts at 4:30 pm, and then The Joe Mancini Trio takes over at 6 pm. Details here.

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