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

November 25, 2012

10:00 AM
Poinciana
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Live At The Perhing Lounge
Label : Argo
10:08 AM
Deep Purple
Artist : Duke Ellingnton
Album : Duke Ellington Presents
Label : Bethlehem
10:14 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Somethin' Else
Label : Blue Note
10:23 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Classic Jazz
Label : Time-Life
10:37 AM
Summertime
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : City Nights
Label : High Note
10:42 AM
You’re My Everything
Artist : George Cables
Album : My Muse
Label : High Note
10:48 AM
Daahoud
Artist : Richard Groove Holmes
Album : Soul Message
Label : Prestige
10:52 AM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Verve
11:01 AM
Maiden Voyage
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Best Of Blue Note
Label : Blue Note
11:09 AM
Bluesette
Artist : Mary Louise Knutson
Album : In The Bubble
Label : Meridian Jazz
11:18 AM
When October Goes
Artist : Jimi Odell
Album : Shades Of Jimi Odell
Label : Jimi Odell
11:23 AM
Nardis
Artist : Dr Karen Zumbrunn
Album : Twighlight World
Label : Karen Zumbrunn
11:31 AM
The Duke
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go
11:38 AM
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Artist : Sonny Stitt -Don Patterson
Album : The Boss Men
Label : Prestige
11:46 AM
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Artist : Cheryl Jewell
Album : My Blue Heaven
Label : Cheryl Jewell
11:50 AM
Nature Boy
Artist : The Drummonds
Album : When You Wish Upon A Star
Label : 32 Jazz
12:06 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : The Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin
Label : Blue Note
12:13 PM
In The Still Of The Night
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Grappelli Plays Cole Porter
Label : Gitanes
12:21 PM
How Insensitive
Artist : Larry Vuckavitch
Album : Somethin' Special
Label : Tetrachord
12:28 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Diane Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
12:34 PM
Way Out West
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Way Out West
Label : Contemporary
12:42 PM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Dennis DiBlasio-Brian Betz
Album : Denis DiBlasio-Brian Betz Project
Label : Dreambox
12:49 PM
Somewhere In The Night
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Somewhere In The Night
Label : Kind Of Blue
1:00 PM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Greta Matassa
Album : All This And Heaven Too
Label : Origin
1:05 PM
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Silver's Blue
Label : Epic ;egacy
1:13 PM
This Is Always
Artist : Morgana King
Album : I Can't Stop Loving You
Label : 32 Jazz
1:20 PM
Solar
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Chet Baker In New York
Label : Riverside
1:26 PM
The Right To Love
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
1:32 PM
Theme For Ernie
Artist : Micheal Pedicin
Album : Live At The Loft
Label : Jazz Hut
1:38 PM
Nica’s Dream
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes Of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
1:44 PM
The End Of A Love Affair
Artist : Johnnys Hartman
Album : Johnny Hartman Collection
Label : Hip-o
1:48 PM
Soft Touch
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : The Procrastinator
Label : Blue Note
1:55 PM
Land’s End
Artist : Clifford Brown
Album : Four Classic Albums
Label : Avid
10:00 PM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Peters Winiger And The Metropole Orchestra
Album : Peter Weniger nd The Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
10:07 PM
Centrall Park West
Artist : Susan Goodman
Album : Central Park West
Label : Soozaroo
10:13 PM
I Hear Music
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald-Oscar Peterson
Album : Ella And Oscar
Label : Pablo
10:18 PM
Dragonfly
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art Of Gerry Mulligan
Label : Telarc
10:24 PM
Moon And Sand
Artist : Randy Napoleon
Album : Between Friends
Label : Azira
10:31 PM
Come On Home
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Finger Poppin'
Composer : o
Label : Blue Note
10:37 PM
The First Time Ever I Saw You Face
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : After Hours
Label : Denon
10:42 PM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Monty Alexander-Ray Brown-Herb Ellis
Album : Alexander-Brown-Ellis
Label : Concord
10:49 PM
Embraceable You
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Classic Jazz
Label : Time-Life
10:55 PM
AloneTogether
Artist : Skip Wilkins
Album : I Concentrate On You
Label : Dreambox
11:02 PM
What Am I Here For
Artist : Shelly Manne
Album : Essence
Label : Galazy
11:09 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Artist : Buck Hill
Album : The Buck Stops Here
Label : Muse
11:17 PM
Moon Rays
Artist : Bola Sete-Vince Guaraldi
Album : Jazz Giants Play Horace Silver
Label : Prestige
11:23 PM
Just Found Out About Love
Artist : George Mesterhazy-Paula Johns
Album : Well, We Did It
Label : Paula Johns
11:30 PM
My Heart Stood Still
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : live in Rennes
Label : Plus Lion
11:35 PM
Chant
Artist : Thad Jones-Pepper Adams
Album : Mean What You Say
Label : Milestones
11:43 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Dan Fogel
Album : 15 West
Label : Whaling Waters
11:49 PM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Miles Davis Plays For Lovers
Label : Prestige
11:56 AM
I’ve Got A Crush On You
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Dinah Washingtron In The Land Of Hi Fi
Label : Emarcy
12:06 PM
Mr. Lucky
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : Tribute To Henry MAncini
Label : Episode
12:17 PM
I’ll Follow You
Artist : Arthur Prysock
Album : Best Of Arthur Prysock
Label : Verve
12:27 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : George Cables
Album : My Muse
Label : High Note
12:31 PM
Nature Boy
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Best Of Nat King Cole
Label : Capitol
12:34 PM
Daahoud
Artist : Ron McCroby
Album : Ron McCroby Plasys Puccalo
Label : Concord
12:41 PM
In My Solitude
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Wonderful, Wonderful
Label : High Note
12:49 PM
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Artist : Nina SAimone
Album : Bethlehem Sampler
Label : Bethlehem
12:55 PM
Solar
Artist : The Mastersounds
Album : The Mastersounds
Label : Fresh Sound
1:01 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : John Swana
Album : John Swana And Friends
Label : Criss Cross
1:06 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
1:13 PM
Don’t cha Go ’Way Mad
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Naturally
Label : High Note
1:19 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : New York Voices
Album : New York Voices Collection
Label : Jazz Heritage
1:26 PM
Do You Wanna Know
Artist : New York Voices
Album : New York Voices Collection
Label : Jazz Heritage
1:33 PM
Theme To Grace
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
1:37 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Somewhere In The Night
Label : Kind Of Blue
1:46 PM
Invitation
Artist : Michael O’Neill
Album : Still Dancin'
Label : Jazzmo
1:54 PM
Li’l Darlin’
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Fun Time
Label : Pablo

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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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