The Carlyle Set shows that you can take the girl off of Broadway, but you can't take the Broadway out of the girl. Backed by a quartet of bass, drums, keyboards and reeds, the arrangements nonetheless sound as if Andreas is fronting a small pit orchestra rather than an intimate jazz combo. "Autumn in New York," for example, is given a boisterous, up-tempo reading that, while valid, is very different than the lyrical and nuanced ballad version favored by Frank Sinatra and other artists working in more of a jazz setting. The band plays well, in particular reedman Lou Marini. But the music is just a little too busy to highlight anyone much other than Ms. Andreas.
A peek at the track list on The Carlyle Set suggests a date of mostly jazz standards, but the set is really more a collection of show tunes. They are the same songs, of course, but there are philosophical and methodological differences between the two. Whatever you want to call it, it's a good selection of songs well played.