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One of new age electronic music's earliest and best-known proponents, Shadowfax were formed in Chicago in 1972 by saxophonist Chuck Greenberg, guitarist G.E. Stinson, and bassist Phil Maggini. Originally a blues band, the trio soon began exploring chamber jazz and folk; even medieval music began creeping into the mix, appropriately enough for a group named in honor of a horse from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. Adding drummer Stuart Nevitt in 1974, Shadowfax issued their debut LP, Watercourse Way, two years later; failing to make an immediate impact, the quartet did attract a cult following that continued to grow following its subsequent signing to the Windham Hill label. Their commercial breakthrough arrived with the release of 1982's eponymously titled effort, which reached the upper rungs of the Billboard jazz charts; for the follow-up, 1983's Shadowdance, Shadowfax's ranks swelled with the additions of violinist Jamii Szmadzinski and pianist/synth player Jared Stewart. The band endured multiple personnel changes in the years to follow, with founding members Greenberg and Maggini both remaining constants well into the 1990s. However, given Greenberg's leadership position in Shadowfax and role in creating their signature sound (including his playing of the Lyricon electronic wind instrument that he helped to engineer), the group disbanded following the reedman's death from a heart attack while vacationing on California's Santa Cruz Island in September 1995. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Stations Featuring
Shadowfax

    Yoga

    Yoga
    1 song

    Meditation

    Meditation
    2 songs

Albums by
Shadowfax

Top Songs by
Shadowfax

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Angel's Flight
  3.   A Thousand Teardrops
  4.   Ariki (Hummingbird Spirit)
  5.   Wheel of Dreams
  6.   Vajra
  7.   Shadowdance
  8.   Marie
  9.   Road to Hanna
  10.   What Goes Around
  11.   Tsunami
  12.   The Dreams of Children
  13.   Shaman Song
  14.   Oriental Eyes
  15.   The Orangutan Gang (Strikes Back)
  16.   New Electric India
  17.   Move the Clouds
  18.   Kindred Spirits
  19.   Changing of the Guard
  20.   Brown Rice/Karmapa Chenno
  21.   Another Country
  22.   Another Countr
  23.   Snowline
  24.   Oasis

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