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Relatives, The (Borden / McKain / Suarez): The Relatives [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (Tripticks Tapes)

Bringing together New York City and Philadelphia improvisers, the trio of T.J. Borden on cello, James McKain on tenor sax and Leo Suarez on drums, freely improvising through a "personally refined approach to pointillistic communication, interplay and the construction/demolition of static foundations" evolved through repeated sessions and live recordings.
 

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T.J. Borden-cello

James McKain-tenor saxophone

Leo Suarez-drums


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Label: Tripticks Tapes
Catalog ID: TTT014
Squidco Product Code: 31631

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in March, 2021, by Jared Radichel.

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"The Relatives is a new group split between New York City and Philadelphia consisting of T.J. Borden (cello), James McKain (tenor sax), and Leo Suarez (drums/perc). After many sessions and live performances of various groupings, this self-titled release is the trio's debut recording, displaying a personally refined approach to pointillistic communication, interplay and the construction/demolition of static foundations.

Arriving at the NorthEast megalopolis from distant isolation (Western NY, Southern Illinois, Central FL), The Relatives came about through a mixture of playing shows along the East Coast, various Spring Garden House sessions, lunches at Cafe Nhan, and lengthy discussions of many things musical and extra-musical.

The group began specifically honing in on a trio language around the Winter of 2020 and started meeting for frequent sessions. In March of 2021, this recording was engineered in North Philly by Jared Radichel, and mixed/mastered by Nathan Corder. Outside of the group, Borden, McKain and Suarez all work in a wide spectrum of sound environments, but collectively approach The Relatives as a focused improvising unit, simultaneously digesting and emitting particles of influence and musical syntax."-Tripticks Tape


Artist Biographies

"Tyler J. Borden is a cellist working with, in, and around the constraints of the cello. Formerly from Western NY, he is now based in Brooklyn NY, where he spends much of his time finding ways to exploit the strengths and failures of himself and his instrument."

-T.J. Borden Website (https://tylerjborden.com/)
7/10/2024

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James McKain is a "saxophonist and surrealist" from Queens, NY. He is known for the groups Dolphin Logic, Healthy Realism, The Hell, and The Relatives.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/3810372-James-McKain)
7/10/2024

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Leo Suarez is an American drummer based in Tampa, Florida, known for the groups Carnivorous Bells, Meatwound, Primate Research, Toned, and his own solo performances.

-Squidco 7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Cult Numbers 24:11

SIDE B



1. Richard Roundtree 22:26

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