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

February 02, 2014

9:06 AM
Summer Serenade
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Art Farmer And Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
9:13 AM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Essentail Stan Getz
Label : Verve
9:21 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Three And Four
Label : Jazz Cats
9:25 AM
Hello My Baby
Artist : Cat Connors
Album : Cat Tales
Label : Connor
9:32 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Renee Rosnes
Album : Without Words
Label : Blue Note
9:40 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Carmen McRea-Cal Tjader
Album : Heat Wave
Label : Concord
9:45 AM
In A Mellow Tone
Artist : Joe Pass
Album : Portraits Of Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
10:01 AM
Sunday
Artist : Gerry Mulligan-Ben Webster
Album : Mulligan Meets W
Composer : Webster
Label :
9:52 AM
Love Man
Artist : Art Tatum-Buddy DeFranco
Album : Tatum Group Masterpieces
Composer : Webster
Label : Pablo
10:01 AM
Sunday
Artist : Gerry Mulligan-Ben Webster
Album : Mulligan Meets Webster
Label : Verve
10:09 AM
Killing Me Softly
Artist : Singers Unlimited
Album : Acapella
Label : Columbia
10:13 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bootsie Barnes
Album : Hello
Label : French Riviera
10:21 AM
Serenade In lue
Artist : Pete Smyser
Album : Celebrating Music Of Harry Warren
Label : Pete Smyser
10:27 AM
Enchantment
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Closer
Label : Verve
10:32 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Della Reese
Album : Voice Of An Angel
Label : RCA
10:37 AM
Walk On By
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Rough And Tumble
Label : Blue Note
10:43 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Miles Davis For Lovers
Label : Columbia
10:49 AM
The Duke
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go
10:56 AM
Heather On The Hill
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
11:02 AM
I Gota Be Me
Artist : Harold Mayburn
Album : Mr. Lucky
Label : High Note
11:09 AM
You’re Is My Hert Alone
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Gene Harris trio Plus One
Label : Concord
11:18 AM
Remind Me
Artist : June Christy
Album : The Song Is June
Label : Capitol
11:23 AM
Moon And Sand
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Guitar Forms
Label : Verve
11:29 AM
Casbah
Artist : Charlie Rice-Red Rodney
Album : Social Call
Label : Uptown
11:35 AM
DarnThat Dream
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Music For,Lovers
Label : Blue Note
11:41 AM
East Of The Sun
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : This Heart Of Mine
Label : Open Art
11:47 AM
The Summer Knows
Artist : Frank Foster-Frank Wess
Album : Frankly Speaking
Label : Concord
11:54 AM
I Concentrate On You
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Oscar Peterson In Russia
Label : Pablo
11:58 AM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Mundel Lowe
Album : Guitar Moods
Label : Riverside
12:06 PM
No Greater Love
Artist : Peter Weniger
Album : Peter Weniger And The Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
12:13 PM
’Round Midnighjt
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Ultimate Wes Montgomery
Label : Verve
12:18 PM
Mam’selle
Artist : Johnny Hartman
Album : Johnny Hartman Collection
Label : Hip-op
12:00 AM
The Days Of Wine And Roses
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Art Of The Ballad
Label : Prestige
12:32 PM
When The Sun Comes Out
Artist : Mel Torme-Marty Paich
Album : Mel Torme-Marty Paich Dektette
Label : Bethlehem
12:35 PM
If I Had You
Artist : Milt Jackson-Oscar Peterson
Album : Two Of The Few
Label : Pablo
12:40 PM
Con Alma
Artist : James Moody-Hank Jones
Album : Our Delight
Label : IPO
12:47 PM
If I Love You
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Verve
12:50 PM
Joy Spring
Artist : Bobby Shew And Metropole Orchestra
Album : Bobby Shew ASnd Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
12:54 PM
BP With The Gm
Artist : Eddie Morgan
Album : BP With The GM
Label : Eddie Morgan

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Creatively Speaking
9:56 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Beloved Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

Ella Fitzgerald recorded more than 200 albums in her lifetime.

The great Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25th, 1917, and died in 1996; she would have turned 98 next week. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, "The Queen of Jazz" - also called "The First Lady of Song," left a lasting legacy on American song and jazz.

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Creatively Speaking
9:45 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

A Jam-Packed Jazz Celebration in Center City

This year's Center City Jazz Festival takes place at Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, and TIME Restaurant.

The third annual Center City Jazz Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 19th  There are 16 bands performing in a six-hour period, in four venues in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

The festival warms up on Friday, April 11th at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
4:22 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Check out Jazz writer Nick Bewsey's CD suggestions for April.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.
University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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Creatively Speaking
8:22 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

Jazz vocalist, author, and playwright Suzanne Cloud spent about eight months researching Dizzy Gillespie’s life, and writing Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story. The production debuted in 2013 at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
4:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A (Gerry) Mulligan Stew on WRTI

The Big Band side of the influential baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan will be featured on Big Band Jazz this Sunday, April 13 at 7 pm. An arranger with Gene Krupa, Elliot Lawrence, and Stan Kenton in the '40s and '50s, to his own Concert Jazz Band in the '60s, it's an 87th birthday tribute to the one-time Philly resident.

Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI
11:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Those "I Love Jazz" Moments

One night recently, as I was home struggling to convince my toddler that the floor is not where leftover food lives, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood” came on the radio. Suddenly, I found myself paying a bit more attention to the music than the drama at hand. Why? Because I knew what was coming....that specific moment in the song that always gets to me. There's a total mood shift as the timing completely changes and you start to notice the drums more and more. And then you start to wonder if the drums were even there at all during the beginning of the tune.

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Creatively Speaking
6:04 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Remembering The Sensational Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) - Nicknamed "Lady Day" by saxophonist Lester Young

Jazz great Billie Holiday, who died at age 44 in 1959, would have turned 99 on April 7, 2014. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, in her short career, this Philadelphia-born singer made a huge impact on jazz and American song.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the photography business, and thousands of album covers to his name, he's amassed a lot of negatives.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

Bud Powell pioneered bebop-style improvisation on the piano.
Metronome Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 2:14 pm

The great bebop pianist Bud Powell played several engagements at the New York jazz club Birdland in 1953. Parts of his shows were broadcast on the radio, and one listener recorded some onto acetate discs. A new collection of those recordings is out now: Birdland 1953 on three CDs from ESP-Disk'. The sound quality isn't much, but the music is terrific.

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