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

October 07, 2012

10:00 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Peter Weniger
Album : Peter Weniger And The Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
10:07 AM
Peace
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Jazz Giants Play Horace Silver
Label : Prestige
10:14 AM
You Are All
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
10:22 AM
The Very Thought Of You
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Classic Jazz For Lovers
Label : Time- Life
10:27 AM
Who Cares
Artist : Skip Wilkins
Album : I Concentrate On You
Label : Dreambox
10:34 AM
Emphemera
Artist : Jeremy Kahn
Album : Joy Road Sampler
Label : Notema
10:41 AM
Chant
Artist : Thad Jones
Album : Mean What You Say
Label : Milestone
10:50 AM
Funny Valentine
Artist : Annn Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
10:56 AM
Pure Imagination
Artist : Bill Charlap
Album : All Through The Night
Label : Criss Cross
11:06 AM
You Leave Me Breathless
Artist : Bootsie Barnes
Album : You Leave Me Breathless
Label : French Riviera
11:15 AM
Theme For Ernie
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live At The Loft
Label : Live At The Jazz Hut
11:21 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Classic Jazz For Lovers
Label : Time-Life
11:30 AM
A Time For Love
Artist : Steve Rudolph-Ali Ryerson
Album : Soul Quest
Label : PA.CT
11:37 AM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : All Standards And One Blues
Label : Philology
11:45 AM
I Got It Bad
Artist : Duke Ellington-Louis Armstrong
Album : Complete Armstrong Ellington sessions
Label :
11:50 AM
Parisian Thoroughfare
Artist : Max Roach-Clifford Brown
Album : Alone Together
Label : Best Of The Mercury Years
11:57 AM
Pure Imagination
Artist : Bill Charlap
Album : All Though The Night
Label : Criss Cross
12:06 PM
Somewhere In The Night
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Grant Green Retrospective
Label : Blue Note
12:14 PM
What A Difference A Day Made
Artist : George Mesterhazy-Paula Johns
Album : Well...We Did It
Label : Paula Johns
12:22 PM
Close Enough For Love
Artist : Mark Colby
Album : Reflections
Label : Origin
12:30 PM
This Is Always
Artist : King Pleasusre
Album : King Pleasure Sings-Annie Ross Sings
Label : Prestige
12:33 PM
Samba De Orpheu
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Defiitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
12:40 PM
After The Rain
Artist : Mike Le Donne
Album : John Coltrane Songbook
Label : High Note
12:48 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Joey De Francesco
Album : Wonderful, Wonderful
Label : High Note
12:55 PM
Two For The Road
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : For The Love Of You
Label : E1
1:02 PM
Groove yard
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Quadrant
Label : Pablo
1:09 PM
Strait Street
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Solid
Label : Milestone
1:17 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Lorez Alexandria
Album : Star Eyes
Label : Muse
1:22 PM
Silver’s Serenade
Artist : Larry Coryell-Kenny Drew Jr
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
1:28 PM
Time After Time
Artist : Ernestine Anderson
Album : Great Moments With Ernestine Anderson
Label : Concord
1:33 PM
Tangerine
Artist : Pete Souders
Album : Echoes Of Ortliebs
Label : Pete Souders
1:38 PM
Joy Spring
Artist : Jens Wendelboe
Album : Fresh Heat
Label : Rosa
1:46 PM
Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : George Benson
Album : Tenderly
Label : Warner Brothers
1:51 PM
Dewey Square
Artist : George Rabbai
Album : Muted Bebop
Label : Dreambox
1:55 PM
Central Park West
Artist : Woody Herman
Album : Best of the Concord Years
Label : Concord

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