Shadowfax

Chuck Greenberg, Phil Maggini, Stuart Nevitt, Armen Chakmakian, Andy Adab and Ramon Yslas

Members of Shadowfax: Armen Chakmakian, Charlie Bisharat, Chuck Greenberg, David Lewis (3), G.E. Stinson, Jamii Szmadzinski, Jared Stewart, Phil Maggini, Ramon Yslas, Stuart Nevitt
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Discography of Shadowfax:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Esperanto 9 Audio 1992 EarthBeat!
2 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1983 Windham Hill Records
3 Watercourse Way 6 Audio 1985 Windham Hill Records
4 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1990 Windham Hill Records
5 Watercourse Way 6 Audio 1976 Passport Records
6 A Windham Hill Retrospective 12 Audio 1992 Windham Hill Records
7 Shadowdance 7 Audio Windham Hill Records
8 Shadowfax 8 Audio 1982 Windham Hill Records
9 Shadowfax 8 Audio 1987-07-07 Windham Hill Records
10 The Dreams Of Children 8 Audio 1987-07-00 Windham Hill Records
11 The Odd Get Even 10 Audio 1990
12 Word From The Village 2 Audio 1984 Windham Hill Records
13 Watercourse Way 6 Audio 1985
14 Folksongs For A Nuclear Village 10 Audio 1988-03-30 Capitol Records
15 Watercourse Way 6 Audio 1985 Lost Lake Arts
16 Live 15 Audio 1995-06-13 Sonic Images Records
17 Folksongs For A Nuclear Village 10 Audio 1988-03-30 Capitol Records
18 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1983 Windham Hill Records
19 Shadowfax 8 Audio 1982 Windham Hill Records
20 The Dreams Of Children 8 Audio 1985-02-00
21 We Used To Laugh • The Firewalker 3 Audio 1988-00-00 Capitol Records
22 Shadowfax 8 Audio 1982
23 Watercourse Way 6 Audio 1976 Passport Records
24 Magic Theater 10 Audio 1994 EarthBeat!
25 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1988 Windham Hill Records
26 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1983
27 Word From The Village 4 Audio 1984 Windham Hill Records
28 The Dreams Of Children 8 Audio 1984 Windham Hill Records
29 What Goes Around - The Best Of 12 Audio 1991 Windham Hill Records
30 What Goes Around / The Orangutan Gang 2 Audio 1986 Windham Hill Records
31 Shadowfax 8 Audio 1982 Windham Hill Records
32 Folksongs For A Nuclear Village 10 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
33 The Odd Get Even 10 Audio 1990 Private Music
34 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1983
35 Too Far To Whisper 10 Audio 1986 Windham Hill Records
36 Folksongs For A Nuclear Village 10 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
37 Folksongs For A Nuclear Village 10 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
38 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1983 Windham Hill Records
39 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1983 Windham Hill Records
40 We Used To Laugh • The Firewalker 3 Audio 1988-00-00 Capitol Records
41 Shadowfax 8 Audio 1982 Windham Hill Records
42 Shadowdance 7 Audio 1983 Windham Hill Records
43 Too Far To Whisper 10 Audio 1986 Windham Hill Records
44 Too Far To Whisper 10 Audio 1986 Windham Hill Records
45 Shadowfax 8 Audio 1982 Windham Hill Records
46 What Goes Around 2 Audio 1986 Windham Hill Records
47 The Dreams Of Children 8 Audio 1984 Windham Hill Records
48 Watercourse Way 6 Audio 1985 Windham Hill Records
49 Shadowfax 8 Audio 1989 Windham Hill Records
50 The Odd Get Even 10 Audio 1990


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 [a=Chuck Greenberg], guitarist [a=G.E. Stinson] and bassist [a=Phil Maggini]. The band took its name from Gandalf's white horse in [a=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 [l=Passport Records] in 1976.

Shadowfax found a wider audience when they signed with [l=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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