Octet Arrangements

Friends, all my octet charts are now at my new site Big Band Chart Store where you will find all of the charts below (partial list ordered by upload date) and many more.
  • Green Dolphin Street octet arrangement -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

     Another take on Green Dolphin Street for jazz octet. This arrangement is almost identical to my other "octet with vocal" arrangement except it is instrumental and has a couple of rewritten sections.

  • Green Dolphin Street octet with vocal chart -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    Another rhythmically exciting take on one of my favorite tunes, the Bronislaw Kaper classic standard On Green Dolphin Street. Currently there is no recording of the vocal version but the video below gives you an idea of the feel of the arrangement - some difficult moments!

  • Summer Breeze octet with vocal chart arrangement -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    An updated funky arrangement by Bill Fulton of the Seals & Crofts hit from 1972.

  • Hot Fun In The Summertime octet with vocal chart -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    An up-tempo arrangement by Bill Fulton in a 12/8 half-time reggae feel of the 1969 hit recorded by Sly and the Family Stone

  • Girl Talk octet with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    A funky version of the 1965 tune by Neal Hefti and Bobby Troup (Route 66)

  • Always Something There To Remind Me octet with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    A funky version of the tune by Burt Bacharach and Hal David written in the 1960's. It was reinvented by the pop band Naked Eyes in 1982. Wikipedia info here.

  • People Make The World Go Round octet with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    A beautiful evocative smooth jazz funk tune made famous by The Stylistics and Michael Jackson.

  • It Had To Be You octet with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    An arrangement of the classic standard for jazz octet and vocal.

  • Five O'Clock Shadow octet chart -

    Vendor: Curt Berg
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    A straight-eighths latin original tune composed and arranged for jazz octet by Curt Berg - Los Angeles copyist, orchestrator, arranger, and composer. Score and audio file are pending.

  • Straight from the Heart octet chart -

    Vendor: Adam Cohen
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    Slow jam funk ballad by Adam Cohen. Horns voiced by Bill Fulton.

  • Figaro Figaro octet chart -

    Vendor: Adam Cohen
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    An original funky straigh-eighths tune by Adam Cohen with horn voicings by Bill Fulton. The score only has horn voicing as the rhythm parts are lead-sheets in the parts pdf file.

  • Meteors octet chart -

    Vendor: Adam Cohen
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    Uptempo swing original tune by Los Angeles bassist Adam Cohen. Arranged by Bill Fulton. Open solos and drum feature.

  • The Lady Is A Tramp octet with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    An uptempo swingin' arrangement of the Walt Disney standard made famous Frank Sinatra. Arranged by Bill Fulton.

  • I Can See for Miles octet with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    An arrangement for octet of the iconic The Who classic tune from the 1960's. Arranged by Bill Fulton. 

    Here is a recording of Bill's arrangement:

    Here is how the original sounds:

  • Fly Me To The Moon octet with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    An arrangement of the classic standard made popular by Frank Sinatra. Arranged by Bill Fulton. Vocal part pending.

    Here is a performance of this chart with Martin Short on vocals at the Canadian Screen Awards

     
  • Trading Places octet chart -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    Uptempo agressive jazz fusion chart by Bill Fulton. Open solos. Drum feature.

  • Brown Eyes octet chart -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    A smooth jazz, funky, slow jam original tune by Bill Fulton. Features keys/piano and trumpet.

  • I'll See Ya octet chart -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    A beautiful straight-eighths original ballad by Bill Fulton. Features soprano sax, flugelhorn, and piano. Audio file pending.

  • Jackie octet chart -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    Arrangement for octet of a Bill Fulton original tune from the late 1980's. Woo hoo! The 80's! This audio is from an early 1990's recording without the horn parts but you get the idea.

  • Water Sign octet chart -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    Arrangement for octet of Jeff Lorber fusion classic funk tune. Audio file and video pending.

  • In Your Face octet chart -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    Fast uptempo funk tune by Bill Fulton. A very creative B section with tasty harmonic resolution. Yeah baby yeah!

  • Call Me octet with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    Arranged for octet female vocal in a bossa nova style. "Call Me" is a song composed by Tony Hatch for Petula Clark which became an easy listening standard via a hit version by Chris Montez. Vocal part pending.

  • Route 66 octet chart with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    The classic blues tune Route 66 arranged for octet with vocal in a New Orleans cajun second-line style. Arrangement by Bill Fulton. Vocal part pending.

  • Roof Garden octet chart with vocal -

    Vendor: Big Band Chart Store
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    An arrangement of that amazing classic funk tune sung by Al Jarreau on his legendary album "Breakin' Away" which was released June 30, 1981.

  • The Road Home octet arrangement -

    Vendor: Adam Cohen
    Type: Octet Charts
    Price: 24.95

    This is an arrangement of an amazing 3/4 jazz funk tune composed by Los Angeles bassist and composer Adam Cohen from his 2006 CD release "Ritual." This arrangement by Bill Fulton, was premiered by the Ron King Big Band at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2009.