Recorded in concert at the Chautauqua Institute in Western New York on July 11, 1968 this release is the follow up to Volume 1. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth, this recording has been painstakingly re-mastered from the poorly recorded and stored original tape.
This is the second set of that evening's performance. There is no singer in Fitzgerald's league when she moves from up tempo to ballad to Bossa Nova. Her heartfelt and humorous interactions with the audience are met with thunderous applause. Ella is in superb form. Backed by the fabulous Tee Carson Trio, the group had a tight knit report and fed off of each other joyously. Features the only known recording of 'He Had A Dream'.