Re: ...for the jazz cats ...
A fun way to play 4/4 is to phrase it 3 3 2. Two bars of 3 and a bar of 2 to turn it around. You can use the bar of 2 to do melodic fills.
Makes 4/4 sound kinda like odd meter.
Btw I studied with Joe Morello and he said that DB's time was all over the place. Lol