In 1972, jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock fully embraced Nichiren Buddism. The following year he was set to take his music in a new direction, and the group's name Head Hunters came to him while doing his daily buddhist chants. Hancock formed his new jazz fusion funk band The Headhunters with multireedist Bennie Maupin, drummer Harvey Mason, bassist Paul Jackson and percussionist Bill Summers. The 1973 debut of the group was the album Head Hunters - it was Herbie Hancock's twelfth studio album The album includes the over 15 minute long jazz funk standard Chameleon, which was composed by all of the groups original line-up. Until 1976, Head Hunters was the all-time top selling jazz album. The importantance of the album has been reflected in it's placement on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time list.
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