- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : PM
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 3
American bebop jazz pianist, based primarily on the West Coast of the United States. He was critically lauded by the likes of Leonard Feather who described his style as "assertively swinging," and Dave Brubeck, who had known Castro since the early 1950s, as "an extremely talented individual, a fine musician, an excellent pianist and a tasteful performer." In 1958, he moved to Los Angeles to be associated almost exclusively with Teddy Edwards, Billy Higgins and Leroy Vinnegar. His albums as leader include Mood Jazz (1957), Groove Funk Soul! (1958) and Lush Life (1960). He died on 13 December 2009.