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 13, 2013

9:06 AM
I A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Renee Rosnes
Album : Renee Rosnes: Without Words
Label : Blue Note
9:14 AM
Do Nothing Till You Hear From me
Artist : Frank Potenza
Album : ForJoe
Label : Capri
9:19 AM
September Song
Artist : Larry McKenna
Album : Larry McKenna From All Sides
Label : Contemporary
9:27 AM
Green Leaves of Summer
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Green Leaves Of Summer
Label : Contemporary
9:35 AM
Street Of Dreams
Artist : Ell Fitzgerald
Album : Ella Swing Gently With Nelson
Label : Verve
9:38 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
9:46 AM
Spartacus
Artist : Bill Evans-Jeremy Steig
Album : What's New
Label : Verve
9:52 AM
One For My Baby
Artist : David Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
10:00 AM
Beautiful Love
Artist : Antoine Silverman
Album : Blue Moods
Label : Hillsboro
10:06 AM
Soon
Artist : Terell
Album : Time to Let Go
Label : Candid
10:14 AM
House Of Chan
Artist : Phil Woods-Donald Byrd
Album : Pretige Legacy
Label : Prestige
10:20 AM
Creepin’
Artist : Mary Ann Redmond
Album : Compared To What
Label : Mary Ann Redmond
10:24 AM
Falling In lLove With Love
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Far Wes
Label : Pacific Jazz
10:33 AM
I Remember You
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Cannonball Takes Charge
Label : Rivereside
10:42 AM
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Like A Lover
Label : Concord
10:49 AM
The Season
Artist : O.C. Smith
Album : The Dynamic O.C. Smith
Label :
10:55 AM
Solar
Artist : Jon Mayer
Album : Classics
Label : Reserevoir
11:02 AM
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
11:09 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : At The Salle Pleyel
Label : Pablo
11:18 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Telarc
11:30 AM
Everything Must Change
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : By Request; The Best Of Karrin Allyson
Label : Concord
11:36 AM
If I Had You
Artist : Joe Barratt-George Mesterhazy
Album : Memories Of You
Label : Mesterhazy-Barratt
11:44 AM
Naima
Artist : Hendrik Meurkens
Album : A View FromManhattan
Label : Concord
11:52 AM
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Dinah
Label : Everest
11:58 AM
Someone To Watch Over Me
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : Complete Capitol Recordings Vol 1
Label : Capitol
12:06 PM
You Go To My Head
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
12:13 PM
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Artist : Al Grey-J.J. Johnson
Album : Things Are Getting Better All The Time
Label : Pablo
12:22 PM
Straight No Chaser
Artist : Gerry Mulligan-Thelonious Monk
Album : Mulligan Meets Monk
Label : Riverside
12:31 PM
But Beautiful
Artist : Sam Most
Album : But Beautiful
Label : Catalyst
12:38 PM
Prelude To A Kiss
Artist : Morgana King
Album : A Taste Of Honey
Label : Mainstream
12:43 PM
OGD
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Jazz Masters 29
Label : Verve
12:51 PM
Moanin
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : WRTI Anniversary
Label : WRTI
12:57 PM
How Deep Is The Ocean
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Complete Imperial Sessions
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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