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 27, 2013

9:06 AM
UntilThe Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
9:12 AM
Bewitched
Artist : Antoine Silverman
Album : Blue Moods
Label : Hillsboro
9:17 AM
Dearly Beloved
Artist : Pete Smyser
Album : Jerome Kern Songbook
Label : Pete Smyser
9:23 AM
Dear Old Stockholm
Artist : Pete Jolly
Album : Yours Truly
Label : Quartet
9:33 AM
When October Goes
Artist : Jimi Odell
Album : Change Of Pace
Label : Jimi Odell
9:39 AM
Deep River
Artist : Charlie Mariano-Toshiko Akiyoshi
Album : Toshiko-Mariano Quartet
Label : Jazzman
9:44 AM
Creepin’
Artist : Mary Ann Redmon
Album : Compared To What
Label : Mary Ann Redmon
9:51 AM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : Joe Magnarrelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go
10:02 AM
As Long as There’s Music
Artist : Cedar Wlaton
Album : As Long As There's Music
Label : Muse
10:08 AM
Rosalie
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Love Note Os Cole Porter
Label : Big 0
10:12 AM
Misty
Artist : Dakota Staton
Album : The Late, Late Show
Label : Collectables
10:15 AM
Holy Land
Artist : David Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
10:22 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Warm Tenor
Label : Pablo
10:30 AM
Lady Bird
Artist : Jon Meyer
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
10:36 AM
Serenade In Blue
Artist : Gloria Lynne
Album : Gloria Lynne's Greatest Hits
Label : Everest
10:39 AM
Enchantment
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Closer
Label : Verve
10:45 AM
Lotus Blossom
Artist : Organic Vibe
Album : Moscow
Label : Soundview
10:53 AM
Ceora
Artist : Jazzmobile All-Stars
Album : Jazzmobile All-Stars
Label : Taylor Made
11:02 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : At Newport 1956-and 1959
Label : Phoenix
11:10 AM
Tis’ Autumn
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Best Of Nat King Cole
Label : Cspitol
11:15 AM
WrapYour Troubles In Dreams
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Like A Lover
Label : Concord
11:23 AM
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Artist : Frank Potenza
Album : For Joe
Label : Capri
11:30 AM
Everything Must Change
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : By Request: Best Of Karrin Allyson
Label : Concord
11:37 AM
Tangiers
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Jazz Play
Label : Jazz Cats
11:44 AM
The Comeback
Artist : Count Bassie-Milt Jackson
Album : Count Basie+Milt Jackson+Big Band=jazz
Label : Pablo
11:49 AM
Love I’ve Found You
Artist : Gloria Lynne
Album : Gloria Lynne's Greatest its
Label : Everest
11:52 AM
Samba De Orpheu
Artist : Clark Terry-Metropole Orchestra
Album : Clark Terry-Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
12:06 PM
Laura
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington Presents
Label : Bethlehem
12:10 PM
mMoonlight Serenade
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Ella Sings For Swinging Lovers
Label : Verve
12:13 PM
You Go To My Head
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
12:21 PM
Body And Soul
Artist : Hendrik Meurkens
Album : View From Manhattan
Label : Concord
12:30 PM
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : I Remember Miles
Label : Verve
12:35 PM
If I Had You
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Milt Jackson
Album : Two Of The Few
Label : Pablo
12:40 PM
You Leavde Me Breathless
Artist : Bootsie Barnes
Album : You Leave Me Breathless
Label : French Riviera
12:46 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Peter Weniger
Album : Peter Weniger nd Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
12:54 PM
Mc Chesney Park
Artist : Joe Magnarrelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:03 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

Jazz pianist Fred Hersch released his latest album, a trio recording called Floating, in July.
Vincent Soyez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat July 19, 2014 11:45 am

The last time Fred Hersch was featured on Weekend Edition Saturday, the headline read, "Back On Stage By No Small Miracle." It was 2009, and scarcely a year earlier, the jazz pianist had suffered AIDS-related dementia and fallen into a coma for several months. Since recovering, Hersch has come roaring back to music, releasing a string of live albums to critical success.

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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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