“The music is definitely heroic. We actually used a 70-piece orchestra with a 40-piece choir. Then, underneath all of that, I have a lot of African and ethnic percussion grooves that I created here at my home studio. I wanted to service the movie in a way that made it grand and big. But at the same time, I didn’t want to lose the whole notion of who these guys were and where they came from. So I used the ethnic percussion as a subtle kind of flavor. I didn’t want to go too over the top with it, like blues guitars and such. That kind of thing has been done before.“
Terence Blanchard talks about scoring Red Tails. The rest HERE.