Hey guys! I've been thinking lately about buying an albert system clarinet. I've gotten into jazz (mainly 20's "Dixieland" jazz) playing on my regular boehm system clarinet, although i am still very in touch with classical music. I've been doing some listening, and an albert system clarinet sounds a lot more jazzy and original. They're all over ebay, and used ones are going for under $100. However, aside from buying an albert clarinet and having to learn new fingerings, there's also the option of buying Vandoren's 5JB mouthpiece, which vandoren claims is "THE jazz mouthpiece". It costs around $75, which would save me money, but I'm worried it wont get that same jazzy sound that i love to hear from the albert clarinets. My worry is that if i play too much jazz, I'll loose touch with my main music, which is classical and chamber orchestra music. I recall hearing a recording of benny goodman playing Tchaikovsky, and it was a wreck; tons of slurs and glissandos and jazzy sounds. I like jazz; its fun to play, but classical is still my main genre, and i dont want to lose touch with it by getting too into jazz. What are your thoughts? is it okay for me to try playing jazz? If so, should i get an albert clarinet, or a jazz mouthpiece for boehm clarinet?