Shadowfax

Shadowfax

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Chuck Greenberg, Phil Maggini, Stuart Nevitt, Armen Chakmakian, Andy Adab and Ramon Yslas
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Shadowfax was a Grammy Award winning group which blended elements of world music, folk and jazz. Their later music was often categorized as new age.

Shadowfax was formed in Chicago in 1972 as a blues band by saxophonist Chuck Greenberg, guitarist G.E. Stinson and bassist Phil Maggini. The band took its name from Gandalf's white horse in J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." During the 1970s they moved to a style heavily influenced by progressive rock mixed with elements of world music, folk, jazz and even classical chamber music. Their early music was characterized by very strong guitar work and a definite rock edge. Their only release in this style was their debut album, "Watercourse Way", initially released by Passport Records in 1976.

Shadowfax found a wider audience when they signed with Windham Hill Records in 1982. Their self-titled second album featured a softer sound, heavy on jazz and world music influences. It reached number 19 on the Billboard jazz chart. Subsequent Shadowfax albums would reach the top 10 on jazz and new age charts and also chart on the Billboard Hot 200.

Shadowfax won a Grammy Award for the 1988 album "Folk Songs For A Nuclear Village." They also received a Grammy nomination for the 1992 album "Esperanto."

Shadowfax' signature sound was largely built around Chuck Greenberg's lyricon and woodwinds. On September 4, 1995 Greenberg died of a heart attack and the group disbanded.
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Shadowfax Discography

Albums

9167-98013, 9167 98013 Shadowfax Watercourse Way (Album) Passport Records 9167-98013, 9167 98013 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
WH-1022 Shadowfax Shadowfax (Album) Windham Hill Records WH-1022 US 1982 Sell This Version
AMWH 61029 Shadowfax Shadowdance (Album) Windham Hill Records AMWH 61029 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
371 038-2 Shadowfax The Dreams Of Children (Album) Windham Hill Records 371 038-2 1984 Sell This Version
WHA 1051 Shadowfax Too Far To Whisper (Album) Windham Hill Records WHA 1051 UK 1986 Sell This Version
C1-46924 Shadowfax Folksongs For A Nuclear Village (Album) Capitol Records C1-46924 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
410708 Shadowfax The Odd Get Even (Album) Private Music, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 410708 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
9 42523-2 Shadowfax Esperanto(CD, Album) EarthBeat! 9 42523-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 42548-2 Shadowfax Magic Theater (Album) EarthBeat! 9 42548-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
SI 8505-2 Shadowfax Live(CD, Album) Sonic Images Records SI 8505-2 USA & Canada 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

883 618-7 Shadowfax Shadowdance(7", Single, Promo) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 883 618-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
WH-12114 Shadowfax Word From The Village (Single) Windham Hill Records WH-12114 US 1984 Sell This Version
WH-17306 Shadowfax Shaman Song / Another Country(12", Promo, Single) Windham Hill Records WH-17306 US 1984 Sell This Version
WH-17433 Shadowfax The Orangutan Gang (Strikes Back)(12", Promo, Single) Windham Hill Records WH-17433 US 1986 Sell This Version
WH-17388 Shadowfax What Goes Around / The Orangutan Gang(12", Promo) Windham Hill Records WH-17388 US 1986 Sell This Version
WS-0019 Shadowfax What Goes Around(7", Promo) Windham Hill Records WS-0019 US 1986 Sell This Version
SPRO-79297/79299 Shadowfax We Used To Laugh • The Firewalker (Single) Capitol Records SPRO-79297/79299 US 1988 Sell This Version

Compilations

PCCY-20057 Shadowfax What Goes Around - The Best Of (Comp) Windham Hill Records PCCY-20057 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
WD-1104 Shadowfax A Windham Hill Retrospective (Comp) Windham Hill Records WD-1104 US 1992 Sell This Version
82876 81656 2 Shadowfax Pure Shadowfax(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records, Legacy 82876 81656 2 Thailand 2006 Sell This Version

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