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.

Scroll down to see recent playlists.

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Playlist

October 07, 2012

10:00 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Peter Weniger
Album : Peter Weniger And The Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
10:07 AM
Peace
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Jazz Giants Play Horace Silver
Label : Prestige
10:14 AM
You Are All
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
10:22 AM
The Very Thought Of You
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Classic Jazz For Lovers
Label : Time- Life
10:27 AM
Who Cares
Artist : Skip Wilkins
Album : I Concentrate On You
Label : Dreambox
10:34 AM
Emphemera
Artist : Jeremy Kahn
Album : Joy Road Sampler
Label : Notema
10:41 AM
Chant
Artist : Thad Jones
Album : Mean What You Say
Label : Milestone
10:50 AM
Funny Valentine
Artist : Annn Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
10:56 AM
Pure Imagination
Artist : Bill Charlap
Album : All Through The Night
Label : Criss Cross
11:06 AM
You Leave Me Breathless
Artist : Bootsie Barnes
Album : You Leave Me Breathless
Label : French Riviera
11:15 AM
Theme For Ernie
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live At The Loft
Label : Live At The Jazz Hut
11:21 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Classic Jazz For Lovers
Label : Time-Life
11:30 AM
A Time For Love
Artist : Steve Rudolph-Ali Ryerson
Album : Soul Quest
Label : PA.CT
11:37 AM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : All Standards And One Blues
Label : Philology
11:45 AM
I Got It Bad
Artist : Duke Ellington-Louis Armstrong
Album : Complete Armstrong Ellington sessions
Label :
11:50 AM
Parisian Thoroughfare
Artist : Max Roach-Clifford Brown
Album : Alone Together
Label : Best Of The Mercury Years
11:57 AM
Pure Imagination
Artist : Bill Charlap
Album : All Though The Night
Label : Criss Cross
12:06 PM
Somewhere In The Night
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Grant Green Retrospective
Label : Blue Note
12:14 PM
What A Difference A Day Made
Artist : George Mesterhazy-Paula Johns
Album : Well...We Did It
Label : Paula Johns
12:22 PM
Close Enough For Love
Artist : Mark Colby
Album : Reflections
Label : Origin
12:30 PM
This Is Always
Artist : King Pleasusre
Album : King Pleasure Sings-Annie Ross Sings
Label : Prestige
12:33 PM
Samba De Orpheu
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Defiitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
12:40 PM
After The Rain
Artist : Mike Le Donne
Album : John Coltrane Songbook
Label : High Note
12:48 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Joey De Francesco
Album : Wonderful, Wonderful
Label : High Note
12:55 PM
Two For The Road
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : For The Love Of You
Label : E1
1:02 PM
Groove yard
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Quadrant
Label : Pablo
1:09 PM
Strait Street
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Solid
Label : Milestone
1:17 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Lorez Alexandria
Album : Star Eyes
Label : Muse
1:22 PM
Silver’s Serenade
Artist : Larry Coryell-Kenny Drew Jr
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
1:28 PM
Time After Time
Artist : Ernestine Anderson
Album : Great Moments With Ernestine Anderson
Label : Concord
1:33 PM
Tangerine
Artist : Pete Souders
Album : Echoes Of Ortliebs
Label : Pete Souders
1:38 PM
Joy Spring
Artist : Jens Wendelboe
Album : Fresh Heat
Label : Rosa
1:46 PM
Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : George Benson
Album : Tenderly
Label : Warner Brothers
1:51 PM
Dewey Square
Artist : George Rabbai
Album : Muted Bebop
Label : Dreambox
1:55 PM
Central Park West
Artist : Woody Herman
Album : Best of the Concord Years
Label : Concord

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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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