Head Hunters  

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Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by the American pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973, on Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place in the evening at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco, California. In 2003, the album was ranked number 498 in the book version of Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Head Hunters is a key release in Hancock's career and a defining moment in the genre of jazz. The Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry, which collects "culturally, historically or aesthetically important" sound recordings from the 20th century.

It features Chameleon and Watermelon Man.




  • Herbie Hancock – producer
  • David Rubinson – producer
  • Fred Catero – engineer
  • Jeremy Zatkin – engineer
  • Dane Butcher – engineer
  • John Vieira – engineer

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