The new album by NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Liebman pays tribute to the music of his most primary source of influence and inspiration.

Due to be released Sept. 3 (the day before Liebman’s 75th birthday), Selflessness features nine John Coltrane classics newly reimagined by Liebman and his Expansions group.

Liebman was 15 years old when he first saw Coltrane at Birdland in 1962, which first sparked his passion for jazz. “Once you see the light, you can never turn away from it, though you may try,” he recounts in his autobiography. “I went to see Coltrane from then on, anytime I could.”