Posted: Feb 18 2015
by: Andrew Rafter

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Sonos Adds a Little Colour With Limited Edition Play:1

Sonos is celebrating more than 75 years of the finest in jazz with a custom design Play:1 and access to exclusive playlists.

To commemorate 75 years and counting of Blue Note Records and a memorable year of collaborations together, we unveil the Sonos PLAY:1 Blue Note Limited Edition.

Available for purchase on Sonos.com in the coming weeks, the Blue Note PLAY:1 puts jazz artists on stage in your home and illustrates our shared dedication to high fidelity.

“We wanted to create an expression of Blue Note’s singular style while embracing all the idiosyncrasies of a live performance,” said Sonos VP of Design Tad Toulis.“This mindset led us to the design solution – one which captures a singular moment in the act of creation.”

Crafted with a custom color developed through hand-painting techniques and strategic use of robots, the speaker’s finish features a vertical fade from dark navy to cerulean blue, reflecting the deep bass to the richly detailed highs and lows that people know and love about the PLAY:1.

The Blue Note PLAY:1 comes with the Blue Note on Sonos radio station built into the main menu in the Sonos app, powered by TuneIn. Enjoy a year of Blue Note programming with three curated channels within the station:

  • Artist Selects: Available exclusively on the Blue Note PLAY:1, listen vinyl-style to handpicked selections from the greats like Robert Glasper, Jose James, Terence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lionel Loueke, and Don Was himself, who has curated 125 of his personal favorites.
  • Born in Blue: We bring together legendary Blue Note artists and those who have sampled them for mixes that celebrate the intersection of modern music and legendary jazz.
  • Blue Note 101: Starting with the inception of Blue Note and following its progression to becoming an iconic label, listen and learn about jazz and its evolution over more than 75 years.

You can enjoy the Born in Blue and Blue Note 101 channels on your Sonos at home today and also on your other devices via TuneIn.

The Blue Note PLAY:1 will be sold exclusively on Sonos.com. Timing for when you’ll be able to purchase this collector’s speaker will be released in the coming weeks. But Sonos has only made about 4,100 so expect them to sell quickly.

To be among the first to know, make sure you’re on the list for Sonos emails. For more, visit: http://www.sonos.com/BlueNote.

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