Nice challenge! I don't know that I would have the guts to mess with something so ... enshrined in the drummer's groove hall of fame LOL. What would be interesting is if you pretended you were shifting the pattern to the left one dotted 16th every bar. How would you play it then in order for the pulse to continue to be felt on beats 2 and 4, if that's even possible?
Ha ha thanks for checking it out.... Nice idea rhumbagirl and definitely would be possible, it would be described as playing a cross rhythmic phrase of 23 through 4/4 time... and would take some practice to be able to perceive... possibly ok to read.. the big question would be would it something worth investing the time in versus something else I guess