Check Your Musical Pulse with ‘Heart Tonic,’ a New Album by Saxophonist Caroline Davis

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Davis is an alto saxophonist with a cosmopolitan upbringing: born in Singapore to a Swedish mother and a British father; raised in the American south, mainly Texas; schooled in Chicago, where she earned her advanced degrees and connected with a thriving scene; and based for the last five years in New York City.

She composed the music on her new album, Heart Tonic, for a band with adaptable partners like the trumpeter Marquis Hill, the keyboardist Julian Shore and the drummer Jay Sawyer.