In 2001, celebrated musician Chick Corea opened a new trio. It was called The Chick Corea New Trio, with Avishai Cohen and Jeff Ballard on bass and drums respectively, and released the album Past, Present & Futures. Notably, the 11-song album includes only one standard composition (Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz"). The rest of the tunes are Corea originals, and the album shows the composer and pianist in an extremely fertile phase, full of energy. This trio, Chick's third major piano trio, has a more organic sound than the Akoustic Band, but sounds more "worldy" than the classic trio with Vitouš and Haynes, as both Ballard and Cohen have extensive experience with music from other cultures.