Iskra’s Sune Spångberg dies at 82

Posted 2012-06-26

Sune first got known as one of the young modern drummers in the fifties when he played with Bernt Rosengren and others in Jazz Club -57. In the sixties he was one of the drummers accompanying visiting american soloists like Bud Powell at The Golden Circle in Stockholm. Later he got interested in the free music movement, playing with Albert Ailer and then for more than 20 years with the groundbreaking free music group Iskra. Just one month back a concert recording with them from 2003, Liberté, Égalité, Humanité, was released by Country & Eastern and Sune joined the original members of the group for the release concert in the Dome in Stockholm. That became his last appearance on stage and it was a very warm farewell to all his admirers. Sune became 82.

In the photo by Åsa Lundén above, you see Sune in the wheel chair with the other original Iskra members Jörgen Adolfsson, Arvid Uggla and Tuomo Hapaala during the release concert on may 22nd.