Inspired by the Brazilian rhythms of maracatu and baiao, as well as African and jazz grooves, The Chill Factor is a jazz/world band out of Brooklyn, which featured the composing and arranging of band-leader Jenny Hill (saxes and flute). 'On The Chill Factor, her third release as a leader, Hill distinguishes herself as a formidable soloist as well as an accomplished composer-arranger and bandleader. Bebop meets Brazil on this versatile outing, which also contains a couple of affecting ballads, an African flavored romp, a bit of off-kilter funk and two inventive takes on jazz classics (McCoy Tyner's "Passion Dance," Miles Davis's "Nardis"). Hill leads the way with some bold playing on tenor, soprano and flute, accompanied by a stellar crew of fellow New Yorkers in trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, pianist John DiMartino, vibraphonist Stefan Bauer, acoustic bass guitarist Jerome Harris, electric bassist Oswaldo Amorim, upright bassist Dave Ambrosio and her husband Todd Isler on drums and percussion. Together they strike a soulful accord on these nine invigorating tracks.'--Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times, JAZZIZ.