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

June 13, 2013

6:06 PM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Ben Webster-Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
6:13 PM
Cherokee
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
6:13 PM
Cherokee
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
6:21 PM
Melancholy Baby
Artist : Scott Hamilton-Harry Allen
Album :
Label : 'Round Midnight
6:26 PM
Moon And Sand
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : This Heart Of Mine
Label : Open Art
6:33 PM
Road Song
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Bumpin' On Sunset
Label : Verve
6:40 PM
Favors
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Uptown Dance
Label : Columbia
6:46 PM
Here’s To Life
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : Jazz Divas Gold
Label : Verve
6:53 PM
Serenata
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Cannonball Collection
Label : Landmark
7:00 PM
Mandeville
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : Reel One
7:07 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Jazz Messengers
Album : Art Blakey nd The Jazz Messengers
Label : MCA
7:15 PM
I’ve Got To Be Me
Artist : Harold Maybern
Album : Mr. Lucky
Label : High Note
7:23 PM
A Walking Thing
Artist : Phil Wods-Benny Carter
Album : Another Time Another Place
Label : Evenng Star
7:34 PM
Lullabye Of Birdland
Artist : MelTorme-Marty Paich
Album : Mel Torme-Marty Paich Dek-tette
Label : Fresh Sound
7:38 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Three Sounds
Album : Moods
Label : Blue Note
7:45 PM
Li’l Darlin’
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Angele Eyes
Label : Verve
7:51 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Bootsie Barnes
Album : Hello
Label : French Riviera
8:01 PM
The Quintessence
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : MCA
8:05 PM
Lotus Blossom
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : Bluebird
8:09 PM
Midnight Sun
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
8:15 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Freddie Hubbard
Album : Back To Birdland
Label : Drive
8:21 PM
Some Kind Of Mean
Artist : James Clay-David Newman
Album : Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces
Label : Riverside
8:30 PM
Younger Than Springtime
Artist : Peter Beets
Album : Portrait Of Peterson
Label : Magic Ball
8:37 PM
With A Song In My Heart
Artist : Bobby Shew
Album : Boby Shew And The Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
8:45 PM
Milestones
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Bumpin' On Sunset
Label : Verve
8:53 PM
No Room For Squares
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : No Room For Squares
Label : Blue Note

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WRTI Spotlight
4:24 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM

Vocalist Lauren Lark

On Sunday, July 27th at 8:30 PM, Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes Lauren Lark who honed her talents of singing jazz, classical, and many genres in between with a diverse concentration on linguistics including French, Portuguese, Latin, and German at The University of The Arts and has performed at numerous venues and events worldwide.
 
Lauren will discuss her latest project, “A WOMAN of ONE," This musical one-woman program showcases the many talents of the Philadelphia native Lauren Lark.
 

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Creatively Speaking
11:44 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Octavius Catto Celebrated In Song At The Mann Center

Civil-rights activist Octavius Catto was mudered in 1871 on his way to vote.

You never know where you'll encounter composer Uri Caine - born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia, but now equally well known in jazz and classical circles around the world. But the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns found him rehearsing in yet another musical continent at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olney.

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Classic Music and Jazz for July 3rd and 4th
1:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

We're celebrating America's independence with American classical music during the day and nostalgic jazz at night on July 3rd and 4th. Join us!

CLASSICAL

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CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Here's Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine with a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:18 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Jazz Pianist and Hard Bop Composer Horace Silver Dies at 85

One of my favorite Horace Silver albums

When I first heard Horace Silver play piano, I said to myself, "this fellow must have been groomed in the African America church." Not quite...but somewhat close: his mother was of Irish-African descent, and did sing in church; and his father was of Afro-Portuguese heritage.

One could detect in his unique, straight-ahead jazz style, gospel, blues, soul and funk - well before the latter adjective found its way into the music lexicon. 

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers: Doodlin'

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WRTI Spotlight
1:22 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

BP Remembers Jazz Vocalist Jimmy Scott

Jimmy Scott

The music world - and the world at large - lost a very fine singer of standard popular songs last week when Jimmy Scott died on June 12th at age 88.

It’s surprising that the name Jimmy Scott was unknown to a good number of folks. But to those familiar with his work and his way with a song, he was a legend...and some of those who favored his work, were and are, legends in their own right: Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, and Billie Holiday, to name a few, sang his praises. The standard pop and jazz cognoscente, knew Jimmy Scott!

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Breaking News
7:25 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 11:22 am

Pianist Horace Silver, whose potent and catchy combination of blues, funk and Latin sounds shifted the jazz landscape in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday morning at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He died of natural causes, according to his son, Gregory Silver. He was 85.

As a bandleader, Horace Silver mentored some of the hottest musicians of his era. As a composer, he devised numerous jazz standards still played today.

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Bob Perkins Broadcasts From Wilmington
11:41 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

BP Kicks Off the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Clifford Brown

Join Bob Perkins on Wednesday, June 18th at 6 pm as he broadcasts live from opening night of the 2014 Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington. The Brownie-Roach Project, an all-star quartet dedicated to honoring the memory of the festival’s namesake,  is this year's opening act.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:36 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History

Clifford Brown turned in a number of fine solos playing with bandleader Art Blakey in 1954.
Francis Wolff Courtesy of Blue Note Records

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 3:55 pm

Blue Note Records has been many things over the course of its 75 years: a label responsible for blinding jazz innovations, a home for the titans of hard bop and soul jazz, a place for smart, sly, jazz-inflected pop creations.

One constant running throughout its history is improvisation. Its records have showcased jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Its artists, both the jazz legends and those journeymen who are little regarded today, have helped shape the ever-evolving notion of what a solo is and what it can be.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:06 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Cause For Celebration: The Iconic Blue Note Records At 75

Drummer Art Blakey, who recorded for Blue Note from 1954 to 1965, in the studio.
Francis Wolff Blue Note Records

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 11:48 pm

Blue Note Records is the kind of record label that people like to call "storied" — so celebrated and impactful that no one narrative can capture its essence. From swing to bebop and hard bop, through fusion and the avant-garde, Blue Note has been telling the story of jazz in the grooves of its records since 1939 — and for its 75th anniversary, it's releasing remastered vinyl editions of some gems from its catalog. But the real legacy of the label is too big to capture on disc.

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