I'm Hip (Please Don't Tell My Father)

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I'm Hip
(Please Don't Tell My Father)
John Pizzarelli I'm Hip album.jpg
Studio album by John Pizzarelli
Released May 1983 (1983-05)
Recorded May 1983 (1983-05)
Genre Jazz
Length 56:53
Label Stash
Producer Bernard Brightman
John Pizzarelli chronology
I'm Hip (Please Don't Tell My Father)
Hit That Jive Jack!
(1985)Hit That Jive Jack!1985

I'm Hip (Please Don't Tell My Father) is the debut album by American jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Writing two decades after the album's release, Scott Yanow of AllMusic commented that Pizzarelli "never had a strong voice, but his charm and likable personality usually overcame his vocal shortcomings". He concluded the album was "[a]n interesting early effort."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Route 66" Bobby Troup 3:17
2. "I'm Hip" Dave Frishberg, Bob Dorough 2:57
3. "A Man with One Million Dollars" Cavanaugh, Cunningham, Wood 2:58
4. "Straighten Up and Fly Right" Irving Mills, Nat King Cole 2:17
5. "Popsicle Toes" Michael Franks 3:31
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Like Jersey Best" Bernardi, Cosgriff 4:16
2. "Have Another One, Not Me" Joe Mooney 3:38
3. "For Sentimental Reasons" Deek Watson, William Best 2:51
4. "The River Is Blue" Pizzarelli 3:17
5. "Here's Looking at You Kid" Pizzarelli 2:33



  • John Pizzarelli – guitar, vocals
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – guitar
  • Russ Kassoff – piano
  • Jerry Bruno – bass guitar