Re: classical mouthpeice
The jody jazz classic is more of a dark jazz piece than a classical piece.
I didn't like the caravan myself, it didn't fit me very well, but I've given it to a friend that has a wonderful sound with it.
What selmer pieces have you tryed? And what other pieces do you regularly play on? Going from a round to square chambered piece can sometimes have a weird sound if your not used to it. It could also be the difference in the tip opening. I use a vintage selmer larry teal and it has helps me get a very pure, dark, and deep sound.