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Original front cover  LP Atlantic 1264

 Other Reissue  2020  6 CD Box ( CD N°3 with cannonball )


Alto Saxophone – Glen Prescott  (Aka Cannonball )

Bass – Ed Shonk

Drum – "Philly" Joe Jones (tracks: B1), Gus Johnson (tracks: A1 to A4 & B2 to B5)

Piano – Joe Castro

Trumpet – John Hannan (Aka Nat )

Arranged By – Neal Hefti (tracks: A1 to A4 & B2 to B5), Ray Ellis (tracks: B1)


A1    J.C. Blues (Joe Castro)  5:02
A2    Without You    4:36
A3    Doodlin   (Horace Silver) 5:05
A4    Everything (I Love   Cole Porter) 4:22

B1    You Stepped Out Of A Dream   (Gus Kahn, Leo Feist, Nacio Herb Brown) 3:41
B2    If You See Me Now   (Carl Sigman, Tadd Dameron)  3:36
B3    It's You Or No One    (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) 4:03
B4    Angel Eyes  (Earl K. Brent, Matt Dennis)  4:03
B5    Caravan  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)  4:03


Recorded in N.Y February 2 ,  1957

Bonus Track on CD BOX

Joe Castro ‎– Passion Flower (For Doris Duke)


J.C. Blues  alternate take (Joe Castro)  4:11

J.C. Blues  alternate take (Joe Castro)  4:45

Doodlin  alternate take   (Horace Silver) 5:12

Doodlin  alternate take     (Horace Silver) 5:09


same date



The third disc is Joe Castro’s Mood Jazz with Voices & Strings – The Atlantic Album +, which contains the pianist’s first commercial release, Mood Jazz, which was released in 1957, along with previously unissued alternate takes. The album features the arranging of Ray Ellis and Neal Hefti along with musical accompaniment by well-known musicians like drummer Philly Joe Jones, trumpeter Nat Adderley and saxophonist Cannonball Adderley.