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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Creatively Speaking
9:56 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Beloved Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

Ella Fitzgerald recorded more than 200 albums in her lifetime.

The great Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25th, 1917, and died in 1996; she would have turned 98 next week. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, "The Queen of Jazz" - also called "The First Lady of Song," left a lasting legacy on American song and jazz.

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Creatively Speaking
9:45 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

A Jam-Packed Jazz Celebration in Center City

This year's Center City Jazz Festival takes place at Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, and TIME Restaurant.

The third annual Center City Jazz Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 19th  There are 16 bands performing in a six-hour period, in four venues in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

The festival warms up on Friday, April 11th at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
4:22 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Check out Jazz writer Nick Bewsey's CD suggestions for April.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.
University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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Creatively Speaking
8:22 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

Jazz vocalist, author, and playwright Suzanne Cloud spent about eight months researching Dizzy Gillespie’s life, and writing Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story. The production debuted in 2013 at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
4:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A (Gerry) Mulligan Stew on WRTI

The Big Band side of the influential baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan will be featured on Big Band Jazz this Sunday, April 13 at 7 pm. An arranger with Gene Krupa, Elliot Lawrence, and Stan Kenton in the '40s and '50s, to his own Concert Jazz Band in the '60s, it's an 87th birthday tribute to the one-time Philly resident.

Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI
11:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Those "I Love Jazz" Moments

One night recently, as I was home struggling to convince my toddler that the floor is not where leftover food lives, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood” came on the radio. Suddenly, I found myself paying a bit more attention to the music than the drama at hand. Why? Because I knew what was coming....that specific moment in the song that always gets to me. There's a total mood shift as the timing completely changes and you start to notice the drums more and more. And then you start to wonder if the drums were even there at all during the beginning of the tune.

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Creatively Speaking
6:04 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Remembering The Sensational Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) - Nicknamed "Lady Day" by saxophonist Lester Young

Jazz great Billie Holiday, who died at age 44 in 1959, would have turned 99 on April 7, 2014. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, in her short career, this Philadelphia-born singer made a huge impact on jazz and American song.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the photography business, and thousands of album covers to his name, he's amassed a lot of negatives.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

Bud Powell pioneered bebop-style improvisation on the piano.
Metronome Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 2:14 pm

The great bebop pianist Bud Powell played several engagements at the New York jazz club Birdland in 1953. Parts of his shows were broadcast on the radio, and one listener recorded some onto acetate discs. A new collection of those recordings is out now: Birdland 1953 on three CDs from ESP-Disk'. The sound quality isn't much, but the music is terrific.

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