Along with Un Gran Combo, Costa Brava was among the best Puerto Rican salsa rings from the 1980s. Created in 1978 in Santa Isabel, a little town around the southern coastline of Puerto Rico, Costa Brava is usually led by trumpeter Elvin Torres, whose child, Elvin Torres, Jr., later on joined the music group mainly because pianist, composer, and arranger. Through the band’s primary years, albums such as for example Dando de Que Hablar (1986), A Tiempo Completo (1987), Orgullo de Puerto Rico (1988), and Costa Brava 90 (1990) frequently appeared at the top 20 of Billboard’s Tropical/Salsa recording chart. As the band’s recognition steadily faded following the turn from the 10 years, Costa Brava continued to be active not merely as live performers but also as documenting artists. Even if indeed they didn’t sell aswell as the band’s previously releases, individually released latter-day albums such as for example Otra Vez (2004, EJR Music), Costa Brava en Navidad (2005, EJR Music), and ¡A Pico con Pala pa’ Que No Joma! (2007, Envidia Information) found out the music group in fine type.