“Fidelity is true. Give me the truth.”
Those are the words of Don Was, The President of Blue Note Records and there is no better way to celebrate the fidelity of Blue Note’s catalogue of the finest jazz than by playing them through the new and exclusive Sonos Blue Note speakers. Launched today, Sonos are introducing their first ever limited edition speaker that celebrates more than 75 years of the finest in jazz with a custom design and access to exclusive playlists.
The Sonos PLAY:1 Blue Note Limited Edition is available for purchase at Sonos.com and will enable the great sound of Blue Note to fill your home. As Don Was says, “Music is meant to convey an emotional message to the listener. You don’t want anything interfering with that message and Sonos shares Blue Note’s dedication to this.”
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. With two custom-designed drivers and dedicated amps, the Blue Note PLAY:1 delivers sound with such precision, you will feel the nuances that define jazz. And with such simple set-up you’ll be streaming your music in no time.
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 favourites.
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.
The Blue Note PLAY:1 will be sold exclusively on Sonos.com for $250, $280 CAD, €250, and £220, while quantities last. Sonos have only made about 4,100 and expect them to sell quickly. For more go to Sonos.com
While you’re waiting for your speaker check out our exclusive Blue Note Spotify playlist