Duke ellington and music

Listen to this album, read the article at this link, and answer the following questions:
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  1. What makes this music sound like classical/orchestral music we have listened to in class?
  2. What makes this music sound more “American” than what we have listened to in class?
  3. Did you learn about this person in school at any point?