Alan Wakeman

This  small masterpiece of 'free britannico'  was released in 1978 on Graham Collier's independent label Mosaic  [...] After thirty years this trio's performance is as powerful as ever and, owing to the remastering, Wakeman's tenor sounds even more ferocious and razor-edged. The rhythm section provided by Bridge and Morris is equally impressive: they fill in every small space left available by the soloist, creating a richness of light and shade which adds tension to the improvisation.

Review by Claudio Bonomi in MUSICA JAZZ, July 2012



Alan WAKEMAN (tenor and soprano saxophones)

Paul BRIDGE (double bass)

Nigel MORRIS (drums)


Recorded at Beck Studios, Wellingborough, Northants, on January 6 and 7, 1978

Remastered by Nick Pugh at Balanced Bass Media, Luton

CD duplication by CD Wizards 



What the critics said about Wilderness of Glass when it was first released in 1978:

Any reader with a taste for thoughtful modern jazz should give this a try. Barry McRae -Jazz Journal

A music that wrestles with the universe. Robin Bynoe - Records and Recording

 Driving post-Coltrane stuff – and it’s very good indeed. Brian Case - New Musical Express

Needs many adjectives to describe its force. It is powerfully moving and often reaches those ‘highs’ which can only be described as joyous . Godfrey Talbot - View

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