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

August 19, 2013

6:06 PM
Nuages
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Skol
Label : Pablo
6:06 PM
Nuages
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Skol
Label : Pablo
6:06 PM
Nuages
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Skol
Label : Pablo
6:06 PM
Nuages
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Skol
Label : Pablo
6:13 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : John Meyer
Album : So Many Stars
Label : Reservoir
6:20 PM
Spartacus
Artist : Yusef Lateef
Album : Eastern Sounds
Label : Prestige
6:20 PM
Spartacus
Artist : Yusef Lateef
Album : Eastern Sounds
Label : Prestige
6:20 PM
Spartacus
Artist : Yusef Lateef
Album : Eastern Sounds
Label : Prestige
6:20 PM
Spartacus
Artist : Yusef Lateef
Album : Eastern Sounds
Label : Prestige
6:25 PM
What Am I Hear For
Artist : Hank Jones
Album : Progessive Smapler
Label : Progressive
6:31 PM
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Brubecks Plays Standards
Label :
6:37 PM
Misty
Artist : Jimmy Bruno
Album : Solo
Label : Mel Bay
6:46 PM
Bewitched
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : 12 Nights In Hollyuwood
Composer :
Label : Verve
6:46 PM
Bewitched
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : 12 Nights In Hollyuwood
Composer :
Label : Verve
6:52 PM
I Remember Clifford
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Late Night Jazz
Label : Empiro
6:52 PM
I Remember Clifford
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Late Night Jazz
Label : Empiro
6:52 PM
I Remember Clifford
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Late Night Jazz
Label : Empiro
7:00 PM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Frank Morgan-McCoy Tyner
Album : Major Changes
Label : Contemporary
7:06 PM
Strollin’
Artist : Blue Mitchell
Album : Smooth As The Wind
Label : Original Jazz Classics
7:06 PM
Strollin’
Artist : Blue Mitchell
Album : Smooth As The Wind
Label : Original Jazz Classics
7:09 PM
The End Of A Love Affair
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Great Love Themes
Label : Capitol
7:13 PM
Memories Of You
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Voices Deep Within
Label : High Note
7:21 PM
Blues March
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Best Of Blues Note
Label : Blue Note
7:31 PM
Alfie
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Hollywood My Way
Label : Capitol
7:31 PM
Alfie
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Hollywood My Way
Label : Capitol
7:34 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : John Swana
Album : Introducing John Swana
Label : Criss Cross
7:46 PM
The Scene Is Clean
Artist : Clifford Brown-Max Roach
Album : At Basin Street
Label : Emarcy
7:46 PM
The Scene Is Clean
Artist : Clifford Brown-Max Roach
Album : At Basin Street
Label : Emarcy
7:50 PM
Where Or When
Artist : Arthur Prysock
Album : Best Of Arthur Prysock
Label : Verve
7:50 PM
Where Or When
Artist : Arthur Prysock
Album : Best Of Arthur Prysock
Label : Verve
7:50 PM
Where Or When
Artist : Arthur Prysock
Album : Best Of Arthur Prysock
Label : Verve
7:53 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Buddy DeFranco-Dave Mc Kenna
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Label : Concord
8:00 PM
Stairway To The Stars
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
8:00 PM
Stairway To The Stars
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
8:00 PM
Stairway To The Stars
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
8:08 PM
Delilah
Artist : Wes Montgomery-Milt Jackson
Album : Bags Meets Wes
Label : Original Jazz Classics
8:16 PM
Lullaby Of Birdland
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love You Madly
Label : Collectables
8:20 PM
The Meaning Of The Blues
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : Standards In Silhouette
Label : Capitol
8:26 PM
A Time For Love
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Best Of Diane Schuur
Label : GRP
8:34 PM
April In Paris
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : I'm In The Mood For Love
Label : Pegasis
8:34 PM
April In Paris
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : I'm In The Mood For Love
Label : Pegasis
8:37 PM
I Believe In You
Artist : Five Play
Album : On The Brink
Label : Arbors
8:37 PM
I Believe In You
Artist : Five Play
Album : On The Brink
Label : Arbors
8:37 PM
I Believe In You
Artist : Five Play
Album : On The Brink
Label : Arbors
8:43 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : You're Mine You
Label : Roulette
8:46 PM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Muted Miles
Label : Prestige
8:54 PM
Shiny Stockings
Artist : Count Basie
Album : April In Paris
Label : Verve

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WRTI Spotlight
6:59 pm
Sat July 26, 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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