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

October 21, 2013

6:06 PM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
6:14 PM
My Ideal
Artist : Jon Davis
Album : One Up Front
Label : Posi-Tone Records
6:20 PM
Things Were Done Yesterday
Artist : Warren Wolf
Album : Wolfgang
Label : Mack Avenue Records
6:26 PM
What’s New
Artist : George Benson
Album : Giblet Gravy
Label : Verve Records
6:34 PM
Blues After Dark
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Greatest Trumpet Of Them All
Label : Verve
6:40 PM
Night In Tunisia
Artist : Chicago Jazz Orchestra v./ Cyrille Aimee
Album : Burstin' Out
Label : Origin Records
6:49 PM
Breakfast AT Tiffany’s
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute To Henry Mancini
Label : Episode Records
6:55 PM
Skylark
Artist : Terell Stafford
Album : Centripetal Force
Label : Candid
7:03 PM
Tis Autumn
Artist : David Sills
Album : Blue's The New Autumn
Label : Gut String Records
7:11 PM
Autumn In New York
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Solitude
Label : Verve
7:22 PM
Back From The Gig
Artist : Horace Parlan
Album : Happy Frame Of Mind
Label : Blue Note
7:23 PM
Sleepin’ Bee
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Jazz House
Label : Milestone
7:29 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Jazz Round Midnight
Label : Verve
7:34 PM
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind Of Blue Records
7:42 PM
Good Bait
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Night In Tunisia--Signature Series
Label : Bluebird/Legacy
7:45 PM
I Let A Song go Out Of My Heart
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz Together
Label :
7:53 PM
East OF The Sun
Artist : Christian McBride Trio
Album : Out Here
Label : Mack Avenue
8:02 PM
My Little Brown Book
Artist : John Coltrane & Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington/John Coltrane
Label : Impulse
8:08 PM
A Nightingale Sand In Berkeley Square
Artist : Sacha
Album : NY After Dark
Label : 100% Organic Jazz Music
8:16 PM
Night And Day
Artist : Wallace Roney
Album : Standard Bearer
Label : Warner Brothers
8:23 PM
All Blues
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : All Blues
Label : Pablo Records
8:35 PM
No More Blues
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy On The French Riviera
Label : Phillips
8:47 PM
Angela
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : From Here I See
Label : MaxJazz
8:55 PM
I’m Glad There Is You
Artist : Johnny Griffin
Album : The Congregation
Label : Blue Note

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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.
YouTube

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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