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.


Shadowfax Discography Tracks


Shadowfax Watercourse Way (Album) Passport Records Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Shadowfax Shadowfax (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Shadowfax Shadowdance (Album) Windham Hill Records Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Shadowfax The Dreams Of Children (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Shadowfax Too Far To Whisper (Album) Windham Hill Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Shadowfax Folksongs For A Nuclear Village (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Venezuela 1988 Sell This Version
Shadowfax The Odd Get Even (Album) Private Music US 1990 Sell This Version
2065-4-P Shadowfax The Odd Get Even(Cass, Album) Private Music 2065-4-P US 1990 Sell This Version
Shadowfax Esperanto (Album) EarthBeat! US 1992 Sell This Version
Shadowfax Magic Theater (Album) EarthBeat! US 1994 Sell This Version
Shadowfax Live (Album) Sonic Images Records 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
WS-17257 Shadowfax New Electric India(12", Single, Promo) Windham Hill Records WS-17257 US 1983 Sell This Version
WS-0001 Shadowfax Brown Rice / Karmapa Chenno(7", Promo, Pla) Windham Hill Records WS-0001 US 1983 Sell This Version
Shadowfax Word From The Village (Single) Windham Hill Records Germany 1984 Sell This Version
WH-17306 Shadowfax Shaman Song / Another Country(12", Promo, Single) Windham Hill Records WH-17306 US 1984 Sell This Version
Shadowfax What Goes Around Windham Hill Records US 1986 Sell This Version
WH-17433 Shadowfax The Orangutan Gang (Strikes Back)(12", Promo, Single) Windham Hill Records WH-17433 US 1986 Sell This Version
Shadowfax We Used To Laugh • The Firewalker (Single) Capitol Records US 1988 Sell This Version
WS 0001 Shadowfax Brown Rice / Karma Chenno(7", Pla) Windham Hill Records WS 0001 US Unknown Sell This Version


Shadowfax What Goes Around - The Best Of (Comp) Windham Hill Records Japan 1991 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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