Altoizm: ‘Altoizm’ (AFAR Music)

In the early 1990s, saxophone titans Michael Brecker and Bob Mintzer released Twin Tenors, a two-tenor-plus-rhythm album now considered a classic. Thirty years later, alto saxophonists Rajiv Halim, Sharel Cassity and Greg Ward lead the extremely musical Chicago-based sextet Altoizm on a recording so in-the-pocket as to call to mind that Brecker-Mintzer pairing. The three

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