There is a conception, shared by me, that real saxophone players are tenor players. Despite some valid exceptions, altos are the domain of girls, students and Charlie Parker. I found this recording of the Doobie Bros., Long Train Running, with one Marc Russo on alto.
This has changed my view… He plays alto as the sax was meant to be played, despite looking like the sort of chap who has a dog on a string & asks if you have any loose change. Absolutely brilliant in my view, what a player -his solo starts about 1 minute thirty into the clip.