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

December 26, 2012

6:06 PM
What’s New
Artist : Carl Fontana
Album : Thje Great Fontana
Label : Uptown
6:12 PM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Ben Webster-Oscar Peterson
Album : Webster Meets Peterson
Label : Verve
6:22 PM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Of The Ballad
Label : Prestige
6:30 PM
Sunny
Artist : Morgana King
Album : Wild Is Love
Label : Label M
6:33 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Stephane Grappelli-Oscar Peterson
Album : Jazz In Paris
Label : Gitanes
6:39 PM
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Artist : Jackie McLean
Album : Blue Berlin
Label : Blue Note
6:44 PM
Here’s That Rainy
Artist : O.C Smith
Album : The Dynamic O.C. Smith
Label : Columbia
6:52 PM
I Love You
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Lush Life
Label : Prestige
7:01 PM
A Time For Love
Artist : Steve Rudolph-Ali Ryerson
Album : Soul Quest
Label : PA.CT
7:07 PM
Isfahan
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Something To Live For
Label : Contemporary
7:14 PM
Central Park West
Artist : Susan Goodman
Album : Central Park West
Label : Soozaroo
7:20 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Song For That Kind Of Woman
Label : Forum
7:23 PM
Dearly Beloved
Artist : Pete Smyser
Album : Jerome kern Songbook
Label : Pete Smyser
7:30 PM
It don’t Mean A Things If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Don't Mean A Thing If You Cna't Pat Your Foot To It
Label : Pablo
7:37 PM
Impressions
Artist : Claudio Roditi
Album : Impressions
Label : Groovin' High
7:43 PM
Misty
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : At The Tivoli
Label : Mercury
7:49 PM
Candy
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Complete Blue Note Recordings
Label : Blue Note
7:55 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Artist : Sam Most
Album : But Beautiful
Label : Catalyst
8:02 PM
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Artist : Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra
Album : Live At MCG
Label : MCG
8:10 PM
Stairway To The Stars
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
8:20 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Concord Jazz Festival
Album : Concord Jazz Festival 1990
Label : Concord
8:25 PM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Greta Matassa
Album : All This And Heaven Too
Label : Origin
8:34 PM
New Delhi
Artist : James Clay
Album : A double Dose Of Soul
Label : Riverside
8:40 PM
Time After Time
Artist : Jimi Odell
Album : Jimi And George At The Merion Inn
Label : Jimi Odell
8:46 PM
Sunrise, Sunset
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Delightfulee
Label : Blue Note
8:53 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Rob McConnell
Album : Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Label : Concord

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A Snapshot of Ella
3:24 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Ella Fitzgerald: Some Stories about the Queen of Jazz

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald (1917 to 1996)

WRTI's Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, with commentary by Jazz Host Bob Perkins.

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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

Creatively Speaking
9:03 pm
Tue April 22, 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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