4x4 (Casiopea album)

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Studio album by Casiopea
Released December 16, 1982
Recorded Studio "A", Shibaura, Tokyo from October 12 to 29, 1982
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 30:25
Label Alfa Records ALR-28045
Producer Shunsuke Miyazumi
Casiopea chronology
Mint Jams

4×4 FOUR BY FOUR is the eighth album by Casiopea recorded and released in 1982. Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, Nathan East, and Don Grusin participated in the recording of this album.

Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason and Nathan East, along with pianist Bob James, rather than Don Grusin, went on to become the Original members of Fourplay in 1991.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Music Length
1. "Mid-Manhattan"   Akira Jimbo 4:42
2. "Pavane -Pour Une Infante Dẻfunte-"   Maurice Ravel 5:33
3. "Transatlantic"   Lee Ritenour 5:40
Side B
No. Title Music Length
1. "Galactic Funk"   Issei Noro 6:09
2. "Kauai"   Lee Ritenour 3:55
3. "Chandelier"   Issei Noro 4:26



  • Producer – Shunsuke Miyazumi
  • Associate Producer – Satoshi Nakao
  • Recording and Mixing Engineer – Norio Yoshizawa
  • Assistant Engineer – Atsushi Saito, Shinji Miyoshi
  • Mastering Engineer – Osamu Shimoju
  • Mixed – Norio Yoshizawa, Issei Noro
  • Art Direction and Design – Nao Magami, Shinya "SHAR" Asami
  • Illustration – Shinya "SHAR" Asami

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Note
Japan December 16, 1982 Alfa Records stereo LP ALR-28045 30 cm
Japan February 22, 1984 Alfa Records CD 38XA-10
Japan January 25, 1987 Alfa Records CD 32XA-114
Japan March 21, 1992[2] Alfa Records CD ALCA-277
Japan July 27, 1994[2] Alfa Records CD ALCA-9008
Japan July 23, 1998[2] Alfa Records CD ALCA-9203
Japan January 23, 2002[2] Village Records remastered CD VRCL-2208 DSD, LP paper jacket
Japan February 14, 2002[2] Village Records remastered CD VRCL-2228 DSD
Japan May 27, 2009[2] Sony Music Direct remastered CD MHCL-20010 DSD, Blu-spec CD, LP paper jacket


  1. ^ "4x4". All Music. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Yahoo!Music Casiopea 4×4 FOUR BY FOUR". Yahoo!Music. Yahoo Japan Corporation. Retrieved 2009-07-12.