I would also like to link you to an excellent Adam Nussbaum video on Jon McCaslin's Four On the Floor. it's great for many reasons, but two that particularly stand out for me are his great use of space, and the idea that the tune is separate from the feel it's played in. At one point he starts playing a bossa/str. 8th type of feel but he's still definitely playing "Doxy".
One more thing before I go. The other day when I posted about some of the early music I listened to, it got me thinking of iconic drum parts, and drum part composition in general.
I sometimes think Jazz drummers feel that they always have keep changing textures, feels, etc. all the time. On the contrary, many great performances in music are founded on drum parts that don't change much. I thought I'd list a few of my favorites, along with the drummer that played them.
Milestones- Philly Joe Jones
Cathy's Clown-Buddy Harman
Sister Cheryl- Tony Williams
When the Levee Breaks- John Bonham
Inflation Blues- Jack DeJohnette
In My Life- Ringo Starr
Sugar Pie Honeybunch- Benny Benjamin
Definitely check these recordings out if you haven't heard them.