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

September 11, 2013

6:06 PM
Laura
Artist : Gerry Mulligan-Billy Taylor
Album : AT MCG
Label : MCG
6:14 PM
Theeere’s A Small Hotel
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : In A Minor Groove
Label : Prestige
6:20 PM
September Song
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : Tatum Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:30 PM
Just One Of Those Things
Artist : David Leonhardt
Album : David Leonhardt Group Plays Cole Porter
Label : Big Bang
6:34 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Della Reese
Album : Voice Of An Angel
Label : RCA
6:40 PM
If I Had You
Artist : Joe Barratt-George Mesterhazy
Album : Memories of You
Label : Barratt-Mesterhazy
6:50 PM
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Alfie
Label : Mainstream
6:54 PM
How Deep Is The Ocean
Artist : Curtis Counce
Album : Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce
Label : Contemporary
7:02 PM
All Or Nothing At All
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Crusin' The Bird
Label : Landmark
7:09 PM
Embraceable
Artist : Don Patterson
Album : Just Friends
Label : Prestige
7:21 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Jazz In Paris
Label : Gitanes
7:27 PM
First ATime Ever I Saw Your Face
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
7:33 PM
Days Of Wine And Roses
Artist : Toot Thielemans-Bill Evans
Album : Affinity
Label : Warner Brothers
7:40 PM
Foxhaven Blues
Artist : Dick Morgan
Album : Spellbound
Label :
7:48 PM
Sunrise, Sunset
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Delightfulee
Label : Blue Note
7:55 PM
Naked City
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Naked City
Label : Argo
8:02 PM
Two For The Road
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : For The Love Of You
Label : E 1
8:06 PM
Dancing In The Dark
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Something' Else
Label : Reel One
8:13 PM
Enchantment
Artist : Larry Vuckavitch
Album : Somethin' Special
Label : Going For Spins
8:23 PM
Cottage For Sale
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Dinah
Label : Everest
8:28 PM
Something Happens To me
Artist : Stanely Turrentine
Album : Hustlin'
Label : Blue Note
8:37 PM
Equinox
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : John Coltrane Songbook
Label : High Note
8:47 PM
Folks who Love On The Hill
Artist : Gloria Lynne
Album : Gloria, Marty And Strings
Label : Collectables
8:52 PM
In A Mellow Tone
Artist : Wally Dunbar
Album : Everything In Time
Label : Cap

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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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