- For the type of lizard, see chameleon. For other uses of the word, see chameleon (disambiguation).
" is a jazz standard
with a characteristic bass line
and set to a funky beat
. It was composed by Herbie Hancock
in collaboration with Bennie Maupin
, Paul Jackson
and Harvey Mason
who also performed the original 15′44″ version on the 1973
landmark album Head Hunters
featuring solos by Hancock and Maupin.
The piece has been covered by many notable artists, including Maceo Parker, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Gov't Mule, Michał Urbaniak and James Morrison.