rhythm section


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

rhythm section

n
(Music, other) those instruments in a band or group (usually piano, double bass, and drums) whose prime function is to supply the rhythm

rhythm′ sec`tion


n.
the group of band instruments, as drums and bass, that supplies musical rhythm.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhythm section - the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
section - a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
References in periodicals archive ?
Blake Lively has sustained an injury while filming "The Rhythm Section," and this has led the producers of the upcoming female-fronted spy thriller to temporarily suspend production.
The concert started with Mayall on digital piano, accompanied by a tight rhythm section.
And they're coming armed with a true tastemaker of his generation - Bradley Zero of Rhythm Section, NTS Radio, and Boiler Room fame who's flying in for a special event in Belfast's Black Box.
He made his first mark in the music world with the help of his brothers, who joined him to form most of the Hi Rhythm Section, the house band for influential Memphis label Hi Records.
The rhythm section, meanwhile, purred along with machine-like energy - the only surprise being that just one of the band actually plays the drums.
The fortnightly Wednesday Jam sessions at the Yardbird have become one of the most popular nights out for Birmingham jazz fans over the last two years, with many of the best young musicians turning up with their instruments confi-dent that a top class rhythm section is going to be there to support them.
There are three settings for each song, first as a piano solo, then as piano with rhythm section and finally with a solo trombone and rhythm section.
Shows feature an outstanding rhythm section and a lot of improvisation by the full ensemble - switching form the cornet, trombone and clarinet.
ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION Reissues (Beat Goes On) ATLANTA Rhythm Section were formed in Doraville, Georgia in 1971 and had worked previously with Classics IV and Roy Orbison.
Brun takes the music of Duke Ellington to the Latin jazz arena, highlighting the saxophone as the main instrument on all the melodies, with a basic Latin rhythm section in the background.
Slash said: "We've nailed four killer tracks with four amazing vocals so far and the rhythm section, Josh and Chris, are priceless.
Steve is backed by four rhythm section musicians form the Birmingham Conservatoire on sax, bass, drums and keyboard.