Bassist Tim Carey allows himself to shine on Room 114 (self-released), an album that also has Jeff Busch (drums), Tarik Abouzied (drums), Eric Verlinde (piano, keyboards), and Brendan Odonnell (guitar) going along for the ride. This is the kind of jazz you expect to hear in a nice club, people paying attention to the music and nothing else, allowing their food to get cold because the music is that good. It’s nothing extravagant, although there is extravagance in the musicianship. The one who stands out the most is guitarist Odonnell, and as I was playing this I had to be sure that this was what I was hearing. There are parts where i thought “wow, this should be an Odonnell album” but as I found myself getting caught up in the overall vibe of the music, I could hear how they worked together on this one mission, which is to perform songs composed and arranged by Carey, the captain of this ship. It has the kind of groove one might expect to hear on a lot of jazz albums from the 1970′s, the type one would expect to hear on Steely Dan records when Donald Fagen isn’t singing. I’m not sure what I would experience if I opened the door to Room 114 but if this music is what greets me at the door, I’m curious as to what may greet me inside.