Dan’s Advent Saxophone Calendar #7 – Dave Liebman

Dave Liebman is the first of our Advent Saxophonists who is still alive, and what an impact he’s had.

Liebman was born in New York in 1946 and grew up in the Big Apple, starting the piano aged nine and getting his first saxophone aged twelve.  It was in New York where he was fortunate to hear John Coltrane live at Birdland when he was just seventeen! Dave Liebman then went onto to play with Coltrane’s former drummer Elvin Jones and Miles Davis in the 1970s.