Hymns are often labeled as boring and expected in traditional church services. The Real Book gives a "smooth jazz" flavor to hymns we all grew up with, infusing them with celebration and praise. This CD is the result of four years of inspiration, beginning with the dream to fuse sacred music with jazz. Just picture what the NIV translation did for the King James Version of the Bible and you'll have some idea. Listening to The Tyson Haynes Project's version of classic hymns reminds us that worshipping God is all about fun. The title The Real Book parallels the name of the book that jazz musician's use which is also called a real book, and has essential jazz tunes or standards. THE "Real Book" that is referred to in this album is the Bible, which contains Jesus' standards for our lives. Christianity is about rejoicing. The Real Book expresses just that.