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 03, 2013

10:00 AM
Flamingo
Artist : Pet Colangelo-Larry MCkenna
Album : Horn Talk
Label : Colangelo-McKenna
10:05 AM
Summer Night
Artist : Alan Broadbent
Album : Sounds Of Summer
Label : Concord
10:12 AM
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Work Song
Label : High Note
10:21 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Best Of Wes Montgomery
Label : Verve
10:24 AM
Azurte
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azurte
Label : Concord
10:33 AM
The Meaning Of The Blues
Artist : Micheal Brecker
Album : Now You See It
Label : GRP
10:39 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Golden Earrings
Label : Emarcy
10:47 AM
I’m Falling For You
Artist : Billy Eckstine
Album : Golden Hits Of Billy Eckstine
Label : Mercury
10:51 AM
Yu Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Soul Serenade
Label : Loose Leaf
11:02 AM
Silver’s Serenade
Artist : Kenny Drew Jr.-Larry Coryell
Album : Duality
Label :
11:08 AM
Day Dream
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Ellington-Strayhorn Songbook
Label : Verve
11:14 AM
So In Love
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out Of This World
Label : Random Act
11:21 AM
Christo Redentor
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : Best of Blue Note
Label : Blue Note
11:26 AM
There Will Never Be Another You
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
11:33 AM
Parisian Thoroughfare
Artist : Clifford Bown-Max Roach
Album : Clifford Brown-Max Roach
Label : eMARCY
11:40 AM
Angel Eyes
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : Trioing
Label : Jardis
11:47 AM
I Concentrate On You
Artist : Lena Horne
Album : Lovely nd Alive
Label : RCA
11:52 AM
The Lamp Is Low
Artist : Keystone Quartet
Album : A Love Story
Label : Milestone
12:06 PM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Jon Meyer
Album : Nightscape
Label : Reservoir
12:13 PM
Stolen Sweets
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Jubilee Shouts
Label : Blue Note
12:21 PM
A Time For Love
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : Listen Here
Label : Open Art
12:29 PM
The Summer Knows
Artist : Frank Wess-Fran Foster
Album : Jazz Moods
Label : Concord
12:35 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Larry Coryell-Joey De Francesco
Album : Wonderful, Wonderful
Label : High Note
12:42 PM
Two Fo r The Road
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : For The Love Of You
Label : E 1
12:48 PM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Gerry Mulligana-Paul Desmond
Album : Belleto
Label : Scotti Brothers
12:53 PM
Misty Roses
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Rockin' In Rhythm
Label : Prestige
1:01 PM
Green Dophin Street
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : You're Mine You
Label : Roulette
1:04 PM
Equinox
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : John Coltrane Songbook
Label : High Note
1:13 PM
Li’l Darlin’
Artist : Oscar Petrson
Album : Oscar Peterson In Russia
Label : Pablo
1:20 PM
Lullabye Of The Leaves
Artist : Rob McConnell-Siners Unlimited
Album : Rob McConnell-Singers Unlimited
Label : Verve
1:24 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Mastersounds
Album : In Concert
Label : Fresh Sound
1:33 PM
Miles Ahead
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Miles Ahead
Label : Columbia
1:37 PM
Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : George Benson
Album : Tenderly
Label : Warner Brothers
1:44 PM
Memories Of You
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
1:50 PM
Early Autumn
Artist : New York Voices
Album : Sing, Sing, Sing
Label : Concord
1:54 PM
Sentimental Mood
Artist : George Robert-Metropole Orchestra
Album : George Robert-Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons

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