Recently I stumbled upon this two funny jokes which are actually renditions of Psalm 23
A DRUMMER’S 23rd PSALM:
The Lord is my bass player; I shall not walk alone.
He playeth me 2-beat feel within each measure.
He restoreth my groove: he leadeth me in the path of brushes-on-snare for his beat.
YO, though I play through the time-feel of swing, I will fear no straight 8th notes, for thou art with me; thy jazz eighth & triplets they comfort me.
Thou preparest a pianist before me in the presence of my rhythm section: thou playeth the head with a vamp intro; my coda keepeth repeating until cue….
Surely time feels shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the lead sheet forever…..A-MEN (and WOMEN)
A BASS PLAYER’S 23rd PSALM:
The Lord is my drummer, I shall not rush,
He maketh me to layout in tasteful places,
He leadeth me beside cool meter changes,
He restoreth my “one.”
Yeah, man, though I read through the trickiest of charts,
I will fear no train wrecks,
For You are with it.
Your ride and Your snare they comfort me,
You setteth up a solo for me
In the presence of mine guitarists,
You anointeth my lines with drive,
My groove overfloweth.
Surely good feel and swing will follow me
through all the tunes of each set,
And I will dwell in the pocket the whole gig long.