Shadowfax

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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 - Watercourse Way album art Shadowfax Watercourse Way (Album) Passport Records Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Shadowfax album art Shadowfax Shadowfax (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Shadowdance album art Shadowfax Shadowdance (Album) Windham Hill Records USA & Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - The Dreams Of Children album art Shadowfax The Dreams Of Children (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Too Far To Whisper album art Shadowfax Too Far To Whisper (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Folksongs For A Nuclear Village album art Shadowfax Folksongs For A Nuclear Village (Album) Capitol Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - The Odd Get Even album art Shadowfax The Odd Get Even (Album) Private Music US 1989 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Esperanto album art Shadowfax Esperanto (Album) EarthBeat! US 1992 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Magic Theater album art Shadowfax Magic Theater (Album) EarthBeat! US 1994 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Live album art Shadowfax Live (Album) Sonic Images USA & Canada 1995 Sell This Version
GSM020 Shadowfax - Live From Wolf Trap album art Shadowfax Live From Wolf Trap(2xCDr, Album) Greenshadow Music GSM020 US 2019 Sell This Version
BELLE 193148-9 Shadowfax - Live At Wise Fool's Pub 1978 album art Shadowfax Live At Wise Fool's Pub 1978(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Belle Antique BELLE 193148-9 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
GSM018 Shadowfax - Live At Penn's Landing album art Shadowfax Live At Penn's Landing(2xCDr, Album) Greenshadow Music GSM018 US 2019 Sell This Version
GSM017 Shadowfax - Live At Pine Knob album art Shadowfax Live At Pine Knob(CDr, MiniAlbum) Greenshadow Music GSM017 US 2019 Sell This Version
GSM021 Shadowfax - Live At Hofstra University album art Shadowfax Live At Hofstra University(CDr, MiniAlbum) Greenshadow Music GSM021 US 2019 Sell This Version
GSM016 Shadowfax - The Lost Years album art Shadowfax The Lost Years(CDr, MiniAlbum) Greenshadow Music GSM016 US 2019 Sell This Version
GSM019 Shadowfax - Live At The China Club album art Shadowfax Live At The China Club(2xCDr, Album) Greenshadow Music GSM019 US 2019 Sell This Version
WD-1029 Shadowfax - Shadowdance album art Shadowfax Shadowdance(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records WD-1029 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WS-0001 Shadowfax - Brown Rice / Karmapa Chenno album art Shadowfax Brown Rice / Karmapa Chenno(7", Promo, Pla) Windham Hill Records WS-0001 US 1983 Sell This Version
883 618-7 Shadowfax - Shadowdance album art Shadowfax Shadowdance(7", Single, Promo) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 883 618-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
WS-17257 Shadowfax - New Electric India album art Shadowfax New Electric India(12", Single, Promo) Windham Hill Records WS-17257 US 1983 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Shaman Song / Another Country album art Shadowfax Shaman Song / Another Country (Single) Windham Hill Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Shadowfax - Word From The Village album art Shadowfax Word From The Village (Single) Windham Hill Records Germany 1984 Sell This Version
none Shadowfax - New Electric India album art Shadowfax New Electric India(7", S/Sided, Single, TP) Windham Hill Records none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Shadowfax - Brown Rice / Karmapa Chenno album art Shadowfax Brown Rice / Karmapa Chenno(7", Single, TP) Windham Hill Records none US 1984 Sell This Version

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AlessandroST

AlessandroST

July 3, 2020
One of the most innovative bands of all time. Every album is a masterpiece. Rip mr Chuck Greenberg.

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