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Shadowfax

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One of modern 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 music group, the trio quickly began discovering chamber jazz and folk; actually medieval music started creeping in to the blend, appropriately plenty of for an organization named honoring a equine from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord from the Bands series. Adding drummer Stuart Nevitt in 1974, Shadowfax released their debut LP, Watercourse Method, two years later on; failing woefully to make an instantaneous effect, the quartet do entice a cult pursuing that continued to develop following its following signing towards the Windham Hill label. Their industrial breakthrough arrived using the launch of 1982’s eponymously entitled work, which reached the top rungs from the Billboard jazz graphs; for the follow-up, 1983’s Shadowdance, Shadowfax’s rates swelled using the improvements of violinist Jamii Szmadzinski and pianist/synth participant Jared Stewart. The music group endured multiple employees adjustments in the years to check out, with founding people Greenberg and Maggini both staying constants well in to the 1990s. Nevertheless, given Greenberg’s management placement in Shadowfax and part in creating their personal audio (including his playing from the Lyricon digital wind device that he helped to engineer), the group disbanded following a reedman’s loss of life from a coronary attack while travelling on California’s Santa Cruz Isle in Sept 1995.

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Full Name Shadowfax
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Age Album
Music Songs Angel's Flight, New Electric India, A Thousand Teardrops, The Orangutan Gang, Shaman Song, Brown Rice/Karmapa Chenno, What Goes Around, A Song for My Brother, Road to Hanna, The Odd Get Even, We Used to Laugh, Too Far to Whisper, Vajra, The Big Song, Shadowdance, Move the Clouds, Streetnoise, A Pause in the Rain, Above the Wailing Wall, Wheel of Dreams, Word From the Village, Ariki, The Dreams of Children, The Firewalker, Her Dress Hangs There, Changing of the Guard, Castaneda's Boogie, Elephant Ego, The Shape of a Word, Petite Aubade, Ghost Bird, Another Country
Albums Shadowfax, Shadowdance, The Dreams of Children, Too Far to Whisper, Folksongs for a Nuclear Village, The Odd Get Even, Esperanto, Watercourse Way, What Goes Around: The Best of Shadowfax (A Windham Hill Retrospective), Pure Shadowfax


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