rhythm section

noun Music.
1.
band instruments, as drums or bass, that supply rhythm rather than harmony or melody.
2.
the group of players in a band who play such instruments.

Origin:
1925–30

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

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Different drums have different sounds, so in total, it has the pleasing effect of a rather random rhythm section.
Not slow as in luxurious, but slow as in deliberate, pushing against the forward spin of the rhythm section.
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