Chuck Greenberg (musician)
He began his musical career in the Midwest, including a backup band tour with the Bee Gees, then relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1978. Though Greenberg's band Shadowfax, first formed in 1972, his success as a producer and artist was marked by his series of recordings, with Alex de Grassi and Will Ackerman, beginning in 1982 on the Windham Hill label. Shadowfax won a Grammy in 1988 for Best New Age Performance for Folksongs for a Nuclear Village. This ground-breaking work combined jazz, rock, folk, and world music elements into a singular musical vision that featured flawless recordings and cohesive compositions.
In live performances, Greenberg appeared as a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, Montreux, Ravinia, The Greek Theater, Wolf Trap, Red Rocks, and the Universal Theater, among others. His final work was a live Shadowfax recording and full-length concert from Santa Cruz, California, in 1995.
(see main Shadowfax discography)
- From A Blue Planet (1991)
- Greenberg (2006) pp.14-15
- Larkin (1995) p.3727
- Yurochko (1993) pp. 225-226
- Greenberg (2006) pp. 34-40
- New York Times (Sept 9, 1995)
- Greenberg, Joy (2006) A Pause in the Rain ISBN 1-60145-018-4
- Larkin, Colin (1995) The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music ISBN 1-56159-176-9
- Chuck Greenberg, Musician, Dies at 45 New York Times obituary, September 9, 1995
- Rusch, Bob (Mar. 1976) Cadence Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 44
- Sonic Images Press Release
- Yurochko, Bob (1993) A Short History of Jazz ISBN 0-8304-1595-5