Shadowfax (band)

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Photo by Sam Emerson.
Background information
Origin Chicago, USA
Genres Chamber jazz
New Age
Years active 1972–1995
Labels Passport/ABC
Windham Hill
Private Music
Sonic Images
Past members See "Members"

Shadowfax was a new age/electronic musical group formed in Chicago in the early 1970s and best known for their albums Shadowfax and Folksongs for a Nuclear Village. In 1988 they won the Grammy for Best New Age Performance for Folksongs for a Nuclear Village.[1] In 1992 they were nominated for the Grammy for Esperanto.

The group formed in 1972[2] and disbanded after 1995 when Lyricon player and leader Chuck Greenberg died of a heart attack. Having lost their signature sound, Shadowfax's members went on to other projects.

The group takes its name from Gandalf the Grey's horse Shadowfax in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Their song "Angel's Flight" was used in the American importing of the 1982 anime movie Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp made by Toei Animation.





  1. ^ Yurochko (1993) pp. 225-226
  2. ^ Larkin (1995) p.3727

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